Thursday, January 14, 2010

Magic Peanut Butter Middles

These are soooo good! Kinda like Reece's PB Cups, but in a cookie! If you like chocolate and peanut butter then you will like these. These are a fun thing to have the kiddos help you with.

Chocolate Cookie Dough:
3 cups flour
1 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Peanut Butter Filling:
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

For chocolate cookie dough sift together flour, cocoa, and baking soda. (I use a whisk, it does just as good as a sifter) Set aside. In a large mixing bowl cream sugars with butter and peanut butter. Add vanilla and eggs. Beat well. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients until well incorporated. For peanut butter filling, in another bowl beat together peanut butter and powdered sugar. Divide the chocolate cookie dough and the peanut butter filling into 60 portions each. Roll each portion into a ball. For each cookie, flatten a chocolate ball and place a peanut butter ball in the middle. Bring up chocolate dough and surround peanut butter filling. (See pictures above) Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass dipped in sugar (or we use our fingers). Bake at 375* for 7 minutes.

For me, this recipe made 45 cookies. I used my 1 1/2 in. cookie scoop. These can be a bit time consuming, so you could even half the recipe to make less cookies. They are plenty rich!!


  1. These looked good-ya know how the Whiting men like Reeses!! They`ve been a hit! Good! I had some left over Peanut butter filling, so I added to it and made Reeses Peanut Butter candy. Your Dad was quite happy when he got home :)

  2. I tried these the other day and they are now all gone! Definetly a new favorite! Just an FYI for all those trying to use food storage, I substituted one cup of flour for whole wheat flour and they turned out great!