After eating dinner about an hour ago, I asked Kyle what he wanted for dessert. When he said he didn’t know, this recipe immediately came to mind! It’s like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup… but better! I will absolutely be making these again, and I think it may also be fun to try different flavored centers.
Magic Peanut Butter Middles
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
In a small bowl blend flour, cocoa and baking soda. Mix until well blended.
In a large bowl beat sugar, butter, and 1/4 cup peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg, beat. Stir in flour mixture until blended and set aside. (Let’s not act like I actually mix the flour mixture separately. I’m not washing an extra bowl.)
Make the filling: combine the powdered sugar and 3/4 cup peanut butter and blend well.
Roll the filling into 30 – 1 inch balls. For each cookie, with floured hands, shape about 1 tbs of dough around peanut butter ball, covering completely. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten with glass dipped in powdered sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. When cookies are done they should be set and slightly cracked.