Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

These were great and the do stay soft for days. I made them with my niece and she loved making the peanut butter balls and covering them in the dough!,,  Three people tried them and all said the same thing. "They are heavenly" I was pleasantly surprised to see that the peanut butter is a creamy texture on the inside,,

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies


  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


For the centers, mix the peanut butter and sugar together (you may need to use your hands). Form into approximately 30 balls and flash freeze on a baking sheet.

While they're chilling, make the cookie dough:
Beat the butter, sugars and peanut butter together until mixed.
Add in the vanilla and egg and beat to combine.
Gradually add in the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda until blended.
Remove the peanut butter centers from the freezer, and shape the cookie dough around the ball until completely covered.
Flatten the cookies with a sugar-dipped glass.
Bake on 375 F for 7 to 9 minutes, until tops of cookies just begin to crack. 


If you bake two trays of cookies in the oven at one time, they may not bake exactly the same, so when you check in, make sure to check the top and bottom racks for done-ness. Generally the top rack bakes quicker since heat rises.

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