Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies



Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.

In electric mixer, beat butter, shortening, granulated sugar, and 1 cup light-brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully combined between each addition. Add vanilla, and beat to combine. Gradually add dry ingredients, and mix on low speed until fully combined. Remove from mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in chocolate chips. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and chill until firm, about 1-2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, using a rubber spatula, stir together peanut butter and remaining 1/4 cup light-brown sugar.

Using a 1 1/4-inch scoop or heaping tablespoon, drop dough onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Make a thumbprint in the center of each cookie. Fill thumbprint with 1 teaspoon peanut-butter mixture. Top with a second scoop of dough, and carefully mold dough to cover "surprise."

Bake until firm, about 12 minutes. Transfer sheets to wire racks to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to racks.


Megan and Greg said...

I thought these were the most difficult things to make ever. I HATED the whole process, but did it for Greg. They taste just like Reeses PB chips in choc. cookies- but THAT recipe is super easy. I'm never going back unless I live in Africa and can't find the chips. Have you ever tried that recipe? You buy the chips and the recipe is on the back. It's the yummiest cookie ever. At Christmas the chips are on sale- otherwise they're expensive.

Aliese the Writer said...

I loved these when you made them. I need to show this to my mom so she can make them for family night!