I love baking all the time, but there is something about baking during the Holiday season. It's the time to bring out old favorites and to be bold and try new things. The recipe I used tonight is a new one for me but sounded so delicious I couldn't resist. Read more to find out about these cookies.
One of the main reasons I made these cookies is because they remind me of a peanut butter cup! These are a bit time consuming to make but it is totally worth it.
1.Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda; set aside.
2.In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and the 1/4 cup peanut butter with an electric mixer until combined. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well. Beat in as much of the dry ingredients as you can with mixer. Stir in remaining dry ingredients by hand with a wooden spoon. Form chocolate dough into 32 balls about 1-1/4 inches in diameter. Set aside.
3.For peanut butter filling, in a medium mixing bowl combine powdered sugar and the remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter until smooth. Shape mixture into 32 (3/4-inch) balls.
4.On a work surface, slightly flatten a chocolate dough ball and top with a peanut butter ball. Shape the chocolate dough over the peanut butter filling, completely covering the filling. Roll dough into a ball. Repeat with the remaining chocolate dough and peanut butter filling balls.
5.Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in the 2 tablespoons granulated sugar.
6.Bake cookies in preheated oven for 8 minutes or until theyre just set and surface is slightly cracked. Let cookies stand for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool. Makes 32 cookies.
recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
When I was rolling the cookie mixture I used a cookie scoop so I came out with uniform sizes. This recipe says it will make 32 cookies but when I used my scoop I only came out with 29. Then came the peanut butter mixture. I could not get a creamy consistency, if anyone has a suggestion for this I would so appreciate the help. I did march on with the mixture that I had and rolled the peanut butter out. From there it was all up to my oven and let me tell you it cooked to perfection! Do you have a favorite holiday cookie? Leave me a comment! I always love new ideas and trying out new recipes!