Tuesday, June 14

Peanut Butter Surprises

I don't know about everyone else around here, but I'm ready for all this cold rain to take a hike! Is it really too much to ask for a little summer?!

I tried to brighten up my day by making these delicious little treats (it worked!).

Peanut Butter Surprises (from http://backtothecuttingboard.com)

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar, plus more for dipping
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs

3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, blend together the powdered sugar and 3/4 cup peanut butter. Chill while making the dough.
  • In another medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda.
  • In a larger bowl, beat together both sugars, butter, and 1/2 cup peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each and vanilla. Mix in flour mixture until combined.
  • Line up dough, then peanut butter filling, then sheet pan (similar to an assembly line). Fill a shallow dish with sugar and grease the bottom of a glass large enough to flatten cookies.
  • Take about one tablespoon of dough and using your palms, roll it into a ball and then flatten. Take about 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of the peanut butter filling and place in the middle of the flattened dough. Fold the chocolate dough around the peanut butter and roll back into a ball.
  • Place on cookie sheet. Dip bottom of glass into sugar and then flatten each cookie.
  • Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. When done, they should be set and slightly cracked around the edges.

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