Peanut Butter Surprises
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 brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon salt*
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter*
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Surprise Center:
3/4 cup peanut butter, creamy
3/4 cup sugar
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Then grease two cookie sheets.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt*.
In another bowl, beat together both sugars, the (softened, of course!) butter, and peanut butter until light and fluffy.
My butter softening ended up semi-melted, which might have contributed to problems I'll explain later.
Add the vanilla and egg and mix until it's well combined.
Now, stir in the dry mixture, and make sure you blend it really well.
My mix ended up kinda dry and clumpy, so I tossed in about two teaspoons of water.
Form about 30 little peanut butter balls, 1 inch or so in diameter.
This is the fun part: roll a ball of chocolate dough about twice the size of the peanut butter balls. Now flatten it.
Place a peanut butter ball in the center of the circle, then bring the sides of the dough up over the filling.
Roll the (mostly) finished product in granulated sugar.
Now, place them on the baking sheet. Use the bottom of a wide cup to press the cookie down.
Bake for 7 to 8 minutes. Let it cool on a wire rack or on the cookie sheet before you try to take a bite. Then enjoy!!
This recipe makes about 30 yummy cookies.
*If your butter is not unsalted, you can omit the addition of salt to the recipe.
And that's the story of how Ariel got her groove back! And gained 5 pounds.
Do you have a fun recipe with a hidden surprise in the center? Post a comment below!