Peanut Butter Munchies

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These chocolate cookies have peanut butter stuffed inside. Yum!

Peanut Butter Munchies
Photo: Mark Thomas
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
48 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup peanut butter

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¾ cup sifted powdered sugar

  • ½ cup peanut butter

  • 2 tablespoon 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.

Tips

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.

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