Fudge-Filled Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe by Courtly
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 375°F
  • In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup peanut butter, the shortening, sugar and brown sugar with mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
  • Beat in egg until smooth.
  • Beat in flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Shape dough into 48 one-inch balls.
  • On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 1 inch apart.
  • Flatten balls to 1/4 inch thickness by pressing with a fork in a crisscross pattern.
  • Bake 4-8 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.
  • Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  • Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • In small microwavable, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High about 1 minute or until softened; stir until smooth.
  • Stir 1/4 cup peanut butter into chocolate until smooth.
  • Cool to room temperature or until thickened.
  • Sandwich pairs of cookies, bottoms together, with 1 t. chocolate mixture.
  • Let stand about 1 hour or until chocolate is firm.
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