- 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
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)