Friday, April 3, 2009

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

(Preheat oven 350º, Makes about 35 cookies)


1 ½ cups flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp baking soda

Combine these and set aside.

½ cup softened butter
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tbls milk
1 tsp vanilla

In a large bowl beat together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter until combined. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; mix well. Beat in flour mixture, as much as you can then add any left over by hand. Make ¾ inch balls, set aside.

¾ cup powder sugar (sifted optional)
½ cup peanut butter

Mix together until smooth. Make into as many balls as the chocolate balls you’ve made, half the size.

2 ½ to 3 tbls granulated sugar on work surface, slightly flatten the chocolate dough, top with peanut butter ball, and shape the chocolate to surround the peanut butter completely. Roll into a ball making sure to keep the peanut butter inside, then lightly roll in sugar. Slightly flatten on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until they crack on edges a little. Let set for a minute, then cool on a rack.

By: Melissa Frederick (Idea: Tim Frederick)

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