Tempt me with any chocolate and peanut butter dessert and I'll most likely give in. Who can resist such a winning combination? If you are also on the chocolate peanut butter bandwagon, try biting into a soft chocolate cookie and being surprised with a peanut butter filling! Ooh-la-la!
I made these for our friends' son who just turned seven and then again this weekend for a Christmas cookie exchange party. They are now being added to my Christmas baskets this year. Although, once I make them, I'm not sure they will last long enough in my kitchen to make their way into the baskets! 😉
Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup granulated sugar (plus more for dipping)
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter , softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter , divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the sugars, butter and ¼ cup of the peanut butter until light and smooth. Add in the vanilla and egg, beating one at a time to combine. Gradually stir in the flour mixture. Set dough aside.
- To make the filling, cream together the powdered sugar and remaining ¾ cup of peanut butter until smooth.
- To assemble the cookies, spoon a generous tablespoon of chocolate cookie dough and flatten into a circle with your hands. Scoop a small amount of peanut butter filling mixture and place in the center of the chocolate dough. Wrap the chocolate dough around the peanut butter filling, pinching ends together to seal. Roll the cookie in between hands to smooth into a ball. Roll into a bowl of sugar and place on the cookie sheet.
- Use the bottom of a glass to slightly flatten the cookies. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Do not over bake. Let cool on wire rack.
- Source: Liv Life
Just tested these out to see if I wanted to use them for my family cookie bake. They were amazing! Definitely going to win it this year! Thank you for such a delicious recipe!
Nikki Gladd says
Thanks for the feedback! I hope you win! 🙂
O M GOODNESS!
I just wanted to say that I've been using your recipe for years and I still love it. It's a good one! Thanks for sharing.
This recipe was a hit. They were very easy to make and tasted so good! Thank You!
I made these. They are so hard to make I wanted to burn the house down with myself in it
Denise [email protected] Brazil To You says
I am about to drool over my keyboard...These cookies look to die for, Nikki!
You need to halve the ingredients for the peanut butter filling. Otherwise, extraordinary!
My dough came out a little dry. Is that the way it suppose to be? Maybe I missed something? Either way it tasted great!
I was looking for a good nutella cookie recipe and couldn't find one, so I used this, substituting nutella for the peanut butter and omitting the powdered sugar in the filling. Fed them to a group of friends and they were widely considered a dangerous success. Not the same cookie in the end, but still delicious. Thank you!
i take it you bake them at 350 for 7-9mins?
As stated in the recipe instructions, you should bake them at 375. 🙂
Sarah M says
I didn't have cocoa powder but I had some baking squares. So I melted 4oz chocolate (adding 1 TBL butter) in the microwave. When creaming butter with the sugars I only used 4 TBL butter(so 5 TBl total instead of the 8 it called for) and added chocolate when I added the egg. They turned out great. Also I didn't use all the peanut butter filling but my cookies have plenty in them. They were perfect at 8 minutes! Yummy!
These were very good. I'm terrible at baking, but these were so damned easy. Thank you!
Ha! Love hearing it! 🙂
Jessica @ Sunny Side Up says
Yep, I think we have a new favorite cookie around here. Huge success! 🙂
Thank you so much for this recipe! We live in Japan and it's a nice substitute for not having any Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!
should put in your directions sugars instead of sugar. I made these tonight forgot to put in the brown sugar and felt kinda stupid. Still they came out really good, but when i was looking over the directions it sayes sugar so i assumed granulated sugar and not both. My bad but still came out good. Next time I won't forget the brown sugar.
Sorry about that! Fixed it.
I can't wait until tomorrow when I'll definitely make these cookies. Peanut butter and chocolate are irresistible and I try anything with those two ingredients. Yum!
Made these tonight they are yummy!!!!
Oh my! These look divine! What an amazing combo of flavors!! Bookmarked!
them thangs look delicious, cant wait to bake up a batch!
How much is the yield? I need to make a large amount of cookies, so I want to know if I should double or triple this recipe. Thanks! They look great!
Pennies on a Platter says
This recipe makes 2 - 3 dozen, depending on the size you make them. I'll add it to the recipe.
There is no way I'd ever be able to stop eating these once I started. Delicious!
These cookies... looks a lot like what my auntie made. Brings me back to the past.
Oh boy-another chocolate PB dessert to add to Hubby's "to make" list! Looks good! Can't wait to try 'em!
These cookies... looks a lot like what my auntie made
Jacqui Allen says
I made these for the fam last night...they are DELICIOUS and so easy!!! Thanks Nikki, for another great recipe!!!
One of my favorite cookies! I made these last year 🙂
These look delish~I love all your Christmas basket ideas! :o)
These look delicious! I can't wait to make them!
Darci Krug says
These cookies look amazing and I can't wait to try them!!!!! Thanks for posting. I love your blog! 🙂
These have been on my list to try for years! Now I want them even more. Yum!