This is not your ordinary chocolate peanut butter cookie. Its not a chocolate cookie with peanut butter chips. No no. It is a chocolate cookie FILLED with peanut butter. You know those Reese’s peanut butter cups you love so much? This is that in cookie form.
Starting with a ball of chocolate cookie dough, I added a dollop of peanut butter to the center and covered it up with another dollop, making sure to press the edges together so the peanut butter didn’t ooze out. Once baked, both the dough and the peanut butter spread out to a large, soft, and chewy cookie with a surprise center layer.
The are so fun to serve, because they look like plain ‘ol chocolate cookies from the outside. Then you bite in and get that layer of peanut butter with each bite! Sounds delicious, right? You bet it is!
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1/3 cup chocolate, melted
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- Preheat over to 350 degrees
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Slowly beat in eggs and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add it to the butter mixture and mix until incorporated. Gradually pour in melted chocolate while mixing at a slow speed. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spoon about a tablespoon of dough on to a baking sheet. Create a small divot in the ball of dough and spoon about 1 tsp or less of peanut butter into the divot. Top off with another tablespoon of dough and press edges together to close in peanut butter.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until cookies have flattened slightly and are no longer shiny on top. Let cool on a wire rack.