Soft Choco-Peanutty Cookies

Paula Todora

By
@ptodora

I started this recipe by opening up my pantry and fridge, and this is what I came up with-do what you can with what you have is my motto!


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Serves:

Makes 36 large cookies

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The chocolate cookie is light, fluffy... and sneaky! It's hiding a creamy ball of sweet peanut butter! Lovely with a cup of coffee and a quiet moment.

Ingredients

1 c
butter, room temperature
3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large
eggs
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 tsp
baking soda
3.9 oz
dry chocolate instant pudding & pie filling
2 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
creamy peanut butter
1/2 c
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees; Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
2
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy with an electric mixer.
3
Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating until mixed thoroughly.
4
Add baking soda and pudding mix; continue beating until combined.
5
Slowly add flour, beating slowly with mixer (mixture will be thick) and set aside while making filling.
6
In a small bowl combine peanut butter and powdered sugar; mix with wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed.
7
Lightly flour your hands and make a ball the size of a walnut from the chocolate mixture; pat into a circle in the palm of your hand; Make a small dime-size ball from the peanut butter filling and put in the middle of the chocolate cookie; roll into ball, keeping peanut butter filling in the middle.
8
Place 3” apart-you may only get 6 larger cookies on the cookie sheet; Bake 8-10 minutes-do not overbake, but make sure your finger indentation in the center remains.
9
Remove from oven and let set 2 minutes until removing to cooling rack; Let cool 5-10 additional minutes. Makes about 36 large cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American