"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Peanut Butter Munchies

If you like peanut butter and chocolate, especially TOGETHER, you'll LOVE these cookies! I made these this morning and they were a big hit!

For this recipe, you will need:

For the cookie dough:
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Peanut Butter Filling:
  • 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
For flattening:
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda; set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and the 1/4 cup peanut butter with an electric mixer until combined. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well. Beat in as much of the dry ingredients as you can with mixer. Stir in remaining dry ingredients by hand with a wooden spoon. Form chocolate dough into 32 balls about 1-1/4 inches in diameter. Set aside.

3. For peanut butter filling, in a medium mixing bowl combine powdered sugar and the remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter until smooth. Shape mixture into 32 (3/4-inch) balls.

4. On a work surface, slightly flatten a chocolate dough ball and top with a peanut butter ball. Shape the chocolate dough over the peanut butter filling, completely covering the filling. Roll dough into a ball. Repeat with the remaining chocolate dough and peanut butter filling balls.

5. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in the 2 tablespoons granulated sugar.

6. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 8 minutes or until they're just set and surface is slightly cracked. Let cookies stand for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool. Makes 32 cookies.

To Store: Place in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

ENJOY!

5 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Sounds good Laura. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Melanie said...

Those look so good. I'm going to print out the recipe.
I hope you all have a great weekend!

Diana said...

Sound really good!!!!

Sandy said...

I do love chocolate and peanut
butter and these look delicious.
I will have to try these this
weekend.
Thank you for your comment on
JESUS IS IN YOUR BOAT.
Hope you and yours have a blessed
weekend in the Lord.
Your blog is delightful! Hope you
don't mind a new follower! =0)
Blessings,
Sandy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I love peanut butter & chocolate.
Thank you, they sound yummy.