Friday, November 11, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


{this is a post from about three months ago. for whatever reason, i forgot to post it. so don't come to my house expecting there to be chocolate cookies. kthanks.}

 
My husband said to me the other day, "You should make me cookies." 
Since I like him so much (really, I do), I decided to fulfill his request.
But I was kind of bored with the same kind of cookies that I normally make...

...even though they are DELICIOUS, like the recipe for chocolate chip cookies from Jake's grandma Bonnie that I posted about here. They are good... but I wanted to make something different. 

I found a recipe on Pinterest that looked good, so I decided to give it a shot. I think Jake is going to like them!! 

They look like a typical chocolate cookie...


in all of their crackly, sugary glory...



 
...until you bite into one and discover...


PEANUT BUTTER! 


Fortunately for Jake (and the guys he works with, because I'm sure some will get taken with him to work tomorrow), I don't really care for peanut butter cookies. But like most things I bake, I usually just like the baking part and not so much the eating part. I'm a salty kind of girl (chips and guac, anyone?!) more than a sugary one. I need to find people to give my goodies to. Any volunteers?! Anyway, here is the recipe. I tasted one... it's good, I guess, and coming from someone who doesn't really care for PB cookies, that's sayin' something, I think.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar (plus more for rolling)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together sugars, butter and 1/4 cup of peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg, beating to combine. Stir in the flour mixture and stir to combine, blending well. Set aside.

4. In a medium bowl, mix together powdered sugar and remaining 3/4 cup of peanut butter until smooth.

5. Pull off a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough and flatten with your hands. Take about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter mixture and place it in the center of the chocolate dough. Wrap the chocolate dough around the peanut butter center, pressing to seal. Roll the cookie into a ball and roll the cookie in the sugar. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Using the bottom of a glass, flatten each cookie to about a 1/2 inch thickness.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 9 minutes. Let stand on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack.

1 comment:

Wendy said...

These look very very yummy! I'm going to have to add them to the list of cookies to bake when we get together to bake cookies for the church.