Connie’s Peanut Chocolate Munchies

by admin on February 28, 2011

A cake-like chocolate cookie with a peanut butter filling.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar

1.  In medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda; set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl combine butter, the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and 1/4 cup of the peanut butter; beat with mixer until combined.  Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.    Beat in as much flour mixture as you can with mixer.  Using wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture.  Shape dough into 32 balls, each about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Set aside.

3.  For filling, in bowl combine powdered sugar and remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter.  With mixer beat until smooth; knead by hand if necessary.  Shape into 32 balls.

4.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  On work surface, flatten chocolate dough ball; top with peanut butter ball.  Shape flattened dough over peanut butter ball, completely covering peanut butter ball.  Repeat with remaining balls.

5. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar.  Bake about 8 minutes.  Let stand 1 minute; transfer to racks.

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