Bake-Off Contest Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

READY IN: 48mins
Recipe by happynana

This recipe is off of the Pillsbury Web Site and was a bake-off contest winner by Deb McGowan. I took these cookies to an open house that I was holding and they were a hit.

Top Review by CoffeeB

I am rating these strickly on taste. They are very good and especially rich. DS told me not to frost them as they were delish enough and didn't need any more sweetness. I took his advice. However, I feel I possibly did something wrong as they never totally set up like a cookie. The p.b. center remained really creamy and soft. I needed to keep them refrigerated as that's the only way they were sturdy enough to eat. So, I"m wondering if I added to much p.b. and not enough powdered sugar. Don't get me wrong, DS had two in one setting. (but he had to eat them w/a fork.) They are really a good cookie Marella and I'm glad I tagged these for AU recipeswap~

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In medium bowl beat brownie mix, melted butter, cream cheese and egg 50 strokes with a spoon until well blended. dough will be sticky.
  3. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookies sheets to make 24 cookies.
  4. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and peanut butter with spoon until mixture forms a ball. Lightly press 1 ball into center of each ball of dough.
  5. Bake 350 for 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are set.
  6. Cool on cookies sheets at least 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from cookie sheets. Spread thin layer of frosting over peanut butter portion of each cooled cookie.

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