Peanut Butter Filled Cookies

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These are a bit of extra work (not too much), but the awesomeness of having a peanut butter filled chocolate cookie makes it well worth it. 
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Step 1:

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- 1/2 c. butter, softened
- 1/2 c. white sugar
- 1/2 c. light brown sugar
- 1/4 c. peanut butter*
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp sour cream
- 1 1/2 c. All purpose flour
- 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda

- 3/4 c. powdered sugar
- 3/4 c. Peanut butter

- Black and Orange Gel food dye (optional, but makes these cookies extra Halloween)

* I used a white chocolate peanut butter because it was light in color and made tinting it orange easier - but you can use any kind of nut butter, as long as it's not too liquidy

Step 2:

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-----For the Outside-----

In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Mix well

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars until creamy. Mix in the sour cream and peanut butter. 
Lastly, add the egg and vanilla and black food dye. (it took me about 10 drops with liquid coloring, but only 3 with gel) 

Carefully mix in the dry ingredients, and stir until well combined. 

-----For the Filing-----

In a new bowl, mix 3/4 c. peanut butter and the orange food dye (probably another 10 with liquid, or 3 with gel) - stir in 3/4 c. powdered sugar. 

If your dough is too soft, refrigerate it for a few minutes (makes it much easier to work with for the next step)
C_Mayer10 months ago
I love peanut butter so I am definitely trying these
I made these for a Halloween party I has this past weekend. I made them 4 days in advance and stored them in an air tight bag, they were still soft and moist by Saturday. Only one was left by the end of the party, thank goodness that gave me one to try and they were amazing!!!
cmccurry1 year ago
Yep, the cookies after 7 min are way to soft...
cmccurry1 year ago
So I only got 9 out of the whole batch( I am a perfectionist while cooking so all instructions were followed) also couldn't roll the filling at all it just stuck to my hands and there were thousands of cracks in the folding and rolling and flattening process. Hopefully these turn out
I'm looking for things to make for an upcoming party which happens to be the last day of my diet. In looking forward to these more then I am having a cocktail!
Yeah, I need to eat that :)