Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I've been doing a lot of baking this week getting ready for family to come visit and I thought I'd try these out. They've been in my "want to try" file for a long time because they looked really time consuming. They do take longer than the average cookie but it really wasn't too bad. I think if I were to make them again I would wait until I had someone to help to make it go faster.

1 ½ c flour
½ c cocoa powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ c sugar
½ c brown sugar
½ c butter
¼ c peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
¾ c powdered sugar
¾ c peanut butter

In a small bowl blend together flour, cocoa and baking soda.
In a large bowl beat sugar, butter and ¼ c peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg, beat. Stir in flour mixture until blended and set aside.
Combine powdered sugar and peanut butter to make filling. Roll filling into 1 inch balls.
For each cookie, with floured hands, shape 1 Tb dough around 1 peanut butter ball, covering completely and pat flat. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for 8 – 10 minutes.