Chocolate peanut butter cookies with peanut butter centres. Can you imagine sinking your teeth into crunchy chocolate flavoured peanut butter cookies and being surprised with a deliciously soft and creamy chocolaty peanut butter filling on the inside?
Well, that’s what these cookies are all about.
These bite sized cookies have a crunchy texture and it complements perfectly to the soft chocolate peanut butter filling in the center.
These would be perfect for chocolate and peanut butter lovers. Peanut butter is not only as used as the cookie filling but is also added to the cookie dough. And so is chocolate, it’s in both the cookie dough as well as the filling.
And making these cookies is not that hard. I would not say it is super simple either mostly because of the soft peanut butter filling, but with the right techniques, you should be able to make these easily.
The peanut butter filling is soft but not sticky. Still, it is quite a challenge to put it into the cookies and the most effective way to work with the filling is to chill it until it is hard. And to make sure the filling is consistent in all cookies, I scooped it out using my measuring spoon. Since my cookies were bite sized, I used half a teaspoon measurement of filling for each of my cookies. Once scooped, I formed them into round balls with my palms and chilled them until they were hard. I made these in batches and took them out of the fridge, one batch at a time so that they don’t become soft again at room temperature.
For the chocolate dough, to make sure the cookie sizes were consistent, I also used a measuring spoon to scoop it out. And for these, I used a full teaspoon measurement. For each scoop of dough, I rolled it a smooth ball, made a deep dent in the center, filled in one ball of chilled peanut butter filling in the center and carefully pinched the cookie dough to cover the filling. And I flattened these cookies slightly before putting them on a cookies tray for baking.
Given the rather small size of the cookies, baking time for them is not long. It took approximately 8 to 10 minutes for mine to bake to a batch of crunchy chocolate peanut butter cookies.
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Happy Decorating :)
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