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Fudge-Filled Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Fudge-Filled Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

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"Soft, chewy peanut butter cookies are sandwiched together with a layer of fudge--a tried and true flavor combination!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen cookies Change Servings


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. For Cookies: Beat peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs. Beat just until blended.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add to creamed mixture on low speed, mixing just until blended. Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until set and just beginning to brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  5. For Filling: Microwave sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in medium microwave-safe bowl on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth when stirred. Stir in vanilla. Let cool 15 minutes. Spread generously on flat side of half the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat side down, to form sandwich cookies.
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  • Substitute: Instead of 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening, you can use 1 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 10, 2012

Don't worry Coralie, uwasvwaya is rude to many in her reviews. If you click on her user name and look at the reviews written, many were rude and demeaning, even hateful towards others. You shouldn't be made to feel stupid for asking a question. Some people have more experience than others and the only way to learn is to ask. While I do think it is more expensive to buy Crisco in stick form than it is to buy it buy the tub and measure it out each time, I also think it is easier and a lot less mess. You're the one using and paying for it, so it should be your choice. It certainly doesn't make you lazy. Also, she was wrong because each stick is one cup, unlike a stick of butter which is a 1/2 cup. Good luck!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 06, 2013

The cookies are nice, but nobody here was too excited about the filling. I will probably make the cookies again, but skip the filling.

Dec 09, 2012

I pretty much followed the recipe, though I did decrease the sugar by half a cup. I don't like things so sweet so they were perfect for me this way. I didnt have crisco, so I just subbed margarine. The cookies turned great- very soft. After my first batch I tried making them a bit smaller and patting them down to flatten before putting them in the oven. When sandwiched they are really big! The problem with making them smaller/thinner is they become more delicate. You might want to experiment a bit with the size. The fudge turned out great. I made it on the stove in a double boiler (afraid of burning the chocolate in the microwave). I added just a pinch of salt to the chips and condensed milk, as this is usually called for when I have made fudge in other recipes. Overall, really good and would be fun to do with kids.

Nov 26, 2012

Peanut butter and chocolate make for a perfect combination.

Dec 10, 2012

Very good, used a bit less sugar, 1/4 C. to 1/2 C. less is about right. Used butter, it is natural, and has a taste that cannot be matched! Same measurements as with the crisco. Good recipe to make with kids, too. **Also, when melting the chocolate, use 1/2 power or less, and stir the chips at 30 second intervals, even if they seem whole and unmelted, or just use a double boiler which is what I prefer; on a low / med heat, without boiling the water and don't let any moisture get into the chocolate or it can / will seize it (make it hard and crusty), and make the texture and taste less than satifactory. I do have to warn you all, these will not last long, you may want to hide some for yourself or for later in the freezer or in the back of the cupboard!

Dec 09, 2012

I'm just now finishing up this recipe. I used real butter instead of Crisco and the cookies taste great but I'm still waiting on the fudge filling to cool. At first I made the filling the way the recipe states...in the microwave, but it never melted correctly...it looked crumbly, not smooth. So then, I attempted to re-melt it on the stove top in a double boiler and it looked better but didn't seem to be the right consistency. It was very difficult to spread and the cookies didn't "stay together". For this reason I gave it four stars. Next time I'll take the advice of other posters and cut back on the sugar, the cookies are good but way to sweet for my liking. To Coralie; one stick of Crisco shortening equals two sticks of butter.

Dec 09, 2012

I just tried this recipe. I followed it to the T and they came out pretty good. They are very sweet so i might adjust the sugar next time. To make them look pretty make balls with your hands and then flatten them out

Dec 14, 2012

Tried this a few days ago. Baked the cookies one day, and made filling & filled them the next day. I think I'm missing the flavor butter would bring to the cookies, so next time I'll try half and half butter & shortening. (I always use Jif..best taste!) I made the balls of dough pretty small...maybe 1"...then barely flattened a bit, and this worked well. Filling worked well in the micro with my 'melt' setting. Tried spreading the filling, but what worked GREAT was to roll the filling into little balls (it is NOT sticky, surprisingly!), place the filling ball on cookie and flatten slightly, then put the other cookie on top and wiggle it into place. Then you have a nice, neatly filled cookie that looks like the one in the photo! This made a lot - I did not count them - and they are over halfway GONE....and they were supposed to be for Christmas-giving!! Gotta find a hiding place for them.....!


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  • Calories
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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