Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Cookies

Recipe by Deantini
READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 24 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350 F / 180 C.
  • In medium sized bowl mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • Using electric mixer cream butter, sugar and brown sugar (and peanuts if using) until fluffy. Scrape down sides.
  • Add egg and vanilla, beat again until fluffy.
  • In two additions beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture, scrape down sides.
  • Form into 24 balls each about 1 1/2 tbsp size.
  • Filling - In small bowl stir together icing sugar and peanut butter. Form into 24 balls, each about 1 tsp size.
  • Between damp hands flatten 1 chocolate ball, top with 1 peanut butter ball. Shape chocolate dough over peanut filling until completely covered. Roll dough into ball. Repeat with remaining chocolate and peanut balls.
  • Place balls 1 inch apart on 2 parchment lined cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass to about 2 inches (5 cm).
  • Bake in oven for 8-10 min until just set. Cool 1 min on tray before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.