Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookie Recipe

Thursday, December 23, 2010
If you are a peanut butter lover ~ this is a chocolate cookie filled with peanut butter then you are going to love this one~  I thought maybe they would be difficult, but the filling rolls into a ball easily to mold around the cookie batter.

Roll the dough into a ball and flatten it in the palm of you hand then add the peanut butter ball, viola you have a filled cookie that is awesome!

Flatten with the palm of your hand and watch them transform into a delightful taste of a perfect cookie in every bite.

These are also great travelers and pack well.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar-packed
1/2 cup unsalted butter-softened
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
2 tablespoons of milk
3/4 cup confectioners sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
Mix both together till smooth and make 28 small round balls and place on a cookie sheet refrigerate till ready to use.
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, blend flour, cocoa, and baking soda.
Add white sugar, brown sugar, butter and 1/4 cup peanut butter, beat in mixer with a flat beater attachment until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg, beat until blended. Stir in flour mixture until blended. Set aside.

Roll dough into 28 round pieces, using about a tablespoon of dough. Flatten each piece in the palm of your hand, add a small peanut butter ball to the center, pull dough around the ball and when covered in chocolate roll into a ball. Flatten with the back of a glass or palm of your hand. Keep washing your hands if they become sticky. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees until set around  6 to8 minutes do not overbake, or the cookie will be dry . Cool completely, dust with confectionery sugar. I didn't use alot in the picture so you can see the cookie but I like these cookies dipped in the confectionery sugar twice!  Once while warm once cooled just a tip  ....
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Melynda said...

OMG Claudia, peanut butter and chocolate, the perfect couple! These look great, thanks for posting.

valerioscialla said...

Hy Claudia!! This recipe remember me a Italian grisby biscuit. They are fantastic!! Also yours are faboulous. I wish you and your family a merry 'xmas .

Shelby said...

These I would not be able to leave alone. They look delish!

Belinda said...

Nice. Santa is a lucky man!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I'm not much of a cookie maker/baker but give me peanut butter and chocolate and I'm all over this one. Gotta give it a try. Merry Christmas!

Debbie said...

Oh I love surprises, especially peanut butter ones! These cookies look delicious and glad you thought they were easy, makes them more tempting :-)

redkathy said...

Hi Claudia,

Seriously thinking about working on my cookie baking skills for 2011 thanks to your fabulous cookies!!

Hope you have a Blessed and Fabulous Christmas ***HUGS**

Design Wine and Dine said...

Who would not love these!!!!
They're beautiful!

Chocolate and peanut butter happen to be a favorite of mine (and so many I am sure) that I will HAVE to try these! I love how the PB looks so perfect in the center!

Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Table Talk said...

Of all the blogs I have visited over the holidays, yours by far, has had the widest variety of cookies and treats!
One stop cookie blogging right here.
These sound just delicious~chocolate and peanut butter? Hard to beat.
Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Cake Duchess said...

HI Claudia-I LOVE this recipe! I was going to make blossoms, but I prefer this! Gorgeous! Buon Natale sweetie-hugs!

Kim Kelly said...

One of our all time favorites!!! They are on our menu today as well.

Merry Christmas to you Claudia!

Hungry Jenny said...

wow, these look amazing! I love, love, LOVE peanut butter! Weird, cos I used to hate it as a child!

Have really enjoyed reading your blog this year, look forward to sharing more recipes with you :-)

Merry Christmas!

Hungry Jenny x

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Annie said...

Oh wow, those look so delicious and well worth the effort!

Felice said...

These look delicious.

Sandra said...

Yum...that is fantastic cookie!I Love it with capital L ! :)))

Evan B said...

I make cookies like this too! They're delicious and they go quickly- I love the chocolate peanut butter combo.. I'm sure your family loved them! :)

Claudia said...

You can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. I'm ready to have them with a tall glass of ice cold milk. Just heavenly looking.

Torviewtoronto said...

Claudia cookies look wonderful

briarrose said...

Wonderful cookie...can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. said...

The best combo - PB and chocolate in a cookie! Beautiful!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Yummy idea and I'm glad they were not difficult to make.

Jenny Woo said...

Just made these and tasted one. SO GOOD! I pressed half a roasted peanut on top of each cookie for a decorative touch. Also to signal to people with peanut allergies what's in them as I'm bringing them to a party. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

All That I'm Eating said...

What a great bake! Loving the peanut butter surprise.

Debbie said...

Claudia, these are delicious! My son and I are peanut butter lovers, can't get enough of these. Thank you

Margaret said...

What do you do with the 2 tblsp milk. I assume you add it with the egg and vanilla. Also you say "Add white sugar, brown sugar", etc so I added it to the flour mixture and had to scoop it out. You might want to say "Combine white sugar, brown sugar" etc in a mixer.
I have made this recipe twice and they are a big, big hit at work. Thanks for the recipe!

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