Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

On Sunday, Nate told me that I should make some cookies to give to our neighbors for watching Aspen while we were gone. If you know me, I relish in the opportunity to make desserts, because Nate hardly ever wants me to. Given the opportunity I wanted to take full advantage and try out a new recipe that I had pinned.

While I was making these cookies, Nate and his brother Dain (who is staying at our house for 2 weeks in between apartment contracts) were in the front room playing Madden. Every few minutes they would peek their heads into the kitchen to see what I was making, and by the time the cookies were done they were very eager to try a few. Each boy gobbled up about 6 or 7 cookies without a single pause for thought. And by the time the boys were done, and after I had snatched one up (to taste my handiwork) before they could eat them all, I stopped to see how many cookies were left to deliver to our thoughtful neighbors and the number was very few. The few cookies got thrown into a pyrex to stay fresh and sadly never made it to the neighbors empty bellies.

Needless to say, these cookies were obviously delicious for us to have eaten them so quickly. And also, this means I need to make another batch of these, or try a new recipe to thank our neighbors. So, if you have any cookie recipes you think I should try, please send them my way. If they turn out tasty enough I'll probably post the recipe on the blog, and I'd love to feature you.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup peanut butter, divided
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 TBS milk

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
3. In another medium bowl beat together, sugar, brown sugar, butter, and 1/4 cup peanut butter.
4. Add vanilla and egg.
5. Beat to combine.
6. Pour in the flour mixture slowly, stirring while pouring.
7. In a small bowl combine the remaining 3/4 cup peanut butter, powdered sugar and milk, until smooth.

8. Separate a heaping TBS of chocolate cookie dough and flatten with your hands.
9. Take about 1 tsp of of the peanut butter mixture and place it in the center of the chocolate dough.
10. Wrap the chocolate dough around the peanut butter middle and roll into a ball with your hands.
11. Roll the cookie in the extra sugar.
12. Repeat until you have used the rest of the chocolate dough and peanut butter filling.
13. Place the cookies onto a cookie sheet, sprayed with non-stick.
14. Flatten each cookie slightly with a glass.
15. Bake in oven for about 8 minutes.
16. Leave on baking sheet for about 2 minutes.
17. Remove to a wire rack and let cool.
18. Enjoy cookies with a nice big cup of milk!

What cookie recipes can you recommend for me to try next?


  1. These looks delish ... esp. the "surprise" part :)

    ♥ Cat brideblu

  2. Oh YUM! These sound AMAZING!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  3. These are so yummy, huh? I LOVE these cookies!!! Anything peanut butter and chocolate are my favorites! Thanks so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff last weekend! We would LOVE to have you come back and link up more of your great projects tomorrow!
    Camille @

  4. I wish I had these right now! Chocolate + peanut butter = delicious. Thank you so much for linking your post up at Savvy HomeMade Monday!


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