September 02, 2012

Choco Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

I was looking through some old photos of my baking creations last year. It made me feel bad somehow because I no longer get to bake as much as before. I'm always so busy thinking about other things that the only thing that I could usually bake nowadays are brownies. Anyway, as I was browsing, one particular photo caught my eye:



I thought one thing: delicious! I suddenly remembered how the cookie tasted when I bit into one. They were a bit messy to make, but the the outcome was really worth it. You can think of it as the cookie version of those peanut butter cups that most people enjoy. I you're a PB fan, this is something you should definitely try. I can't remember where I got the recipe, but I have a feeling that I got it from Allrecipes.com. After looking through the search results, I think I was able to unearth the recipe I used for these babies.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter

  • Directions
  1. In small bowl blend flour, cocoa and baking soda. Mix until well blended.
  2. In large bowl beat sugar, butter or margarine and 1/4 cup peanut butter, until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg, beat. Stir in flour mixture until blended. Set aside.
  3. To make Filling: Combine confectioner's sugar and 3/4 cup peanut butter. Blend well.
  4. Roll filling into 30 - 1 inch balls. For each cookie, with floured hands, shape about 1 Tablespoon of dough around 1 peanut butter ball, covering completely. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with glass dipped in sugar.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 7-9 minutes. When cookies are done, they should be set and slightly cracked.


I should definitely go back to baking when my schedule isn't as jam-packed. I really miss it. I miss working with different ingredients, measuring them, mixing them together and enjoying the scent of baked goodies in the oven. Also, there's nothing like seeing someone's face light up whenever they eat something you made. It's one of the little things that I look forward to every time I bake: seeing people enjoy what they eat.

I promise to share more recipes that I've tried before, too. Have about you? Have you ever tried baking cookies like these?

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  4. Looks interesting. Are these crispy or chewy? I'm craving for Reese's now because of your post. I want to bake something similar to Reese's too...

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    1. I used to be very fond of Reese's too, that's the reason why I made these. If I can remember correctly, they're more on the chewy side I think because of the filling. :)

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