Saturday, January 9, 2010

PB & Chocolate Cookies

Who doesn't love chocolate and peanut butter? I wanted to make some of my friends who are starting their last semester of grad school a care package and one of them happens to love the chocolate peanut butter combo, so I came up with this: A simple chocolate cookie wrapped around a yummy peanut butter filling. It's like a reese's peanut butter cup in a cookie form. 

PB & Chocolate Cookies
375 degrees, 8 minutes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter

Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda
Mix butter, sugars and 1/4 cup peanut butter- once blended beat in egg and vanilla

Filling: Mix remaining peanut butter and powdered sugar

Roll peanut butter mixture into little balls and then cover with chocolate dough. Press with bottom of a glass.