I make this recipe every year for Christmas. Definitely a family favorite and one of my most requested recipes. (*Note - prep time is estimated and does not include chill time)
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups light-brown sugar, firmly packed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda, and set aside.
- 2In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, vegetable shortening, granulated sugar and 1 cup brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully combined between additions. Add vanilla; beat to combine. Gradually add dry ingredients; mix on low speed until fully combined. Add chocolate chips; mix on low just until combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; chill until firm about 1 hour.
- 3In a small bowl using a rubber spatula, stir together peanut butter and remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar.
- 4Drop 1 tablespoon of dough at a time onto baking sheets, spacing cookies about 2 inches apart. Make a thumbprint in the center of each cookie. Fill thumbprint with 2 teaspoons peanut butter mixture. Top with a second tablespoon of flattened dough. Carefully mold dough to cover "surprise.".
- 5Bake until firm, about 12 minutes, rotating halfway through. Transfer baking sheets to wire racks to cool for 5 minutes. Remove cookies from baking sheets, and let cool completely on wire racks.
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Nutritional Facts for Martha Stewart's Peanut-Butter Surprises
Serving Size: 1 (1289 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 2937.8
- Calories from Fat 1477
- Total Fat 164.1 g
- Saturated Fat 68.9 g
- Cholesterol 333.5 mg
- Sodium 847.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 357.4 g
- Dietary Fiber 19.3 g
- Sugars 235.3 g
- Protein 43.6 g