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Magic Peanut Butter Middles

"Chocolate cookie with a surprise peanut butter center."
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servings 289 cals
Original recipe yields 15 servings (30 cookies)


  • Calories:
  • 289 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In small bowl blend flour, cocoa and baking soda. Mix until well blended.
  2. In large bowl beat white and brown sugars, butter or margarine and 1/4 cup peanut butter, until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg, beat. Stir in flour mixture until blended. Set aside.
  3. To make Filling: Combine confectioner's sugar and 3/4 cup peanut butter. Blend well.
  4. Roll filling into 30 1-inch balls. For each cookie, with floured hands, shape about 1 tablespoon of dough around 1 peanut butter ball, covering completely. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with glass dipped in white sugar.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 7-9 minutes. When cookies are done, they should be set and slightly cracked.

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I actually discovered this recipe on another forum & have been making these cookies for years with some very minor alterations. MOST IMPORTANTLY: ADD A TBSP. OF WATER OR MILK, as the dough is a ...

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These were way more trouble than they were worth. I felt they were dry and the flavor lacked something (and I am a peanut butter fanatic). I ended up throwing most of them away because no one in...

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I actually discovered this recipe on another forum & have been making these cookies for years with some very minor alterations. MOST IMPORTANTLY: ADD A TBSP. OF WATER OR MILK, as the dough is a ...

Ok, so I have made these about 5 times now. The first few times, I found the chocolate dough to be a little dry and not very flavorful. Here is a summary of what I figured out to make the choco...

Oh my! I almost gave up when the chocolate dough wouldn't wrap around the peanut butter middles very easily. But I didn't give up & found that if I really flatten the dough and then wrap it, it...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe! I have to say that this is one of the easier Christmas cookies I have ever made. I made the filling first and stuck it in the fridge while mixing up the cookie ba...

I baked them for my boyfriend (firefighter in training) to bring to his firefighter buddies. They were hit! I'd even give them five stars except they were a pain to make. I even tried to flatten...

The end result of this recipe is truly delicious. However, it is really time consuming and the number of cookies you get for that time is low. I rolled both dough and filling (both chilled) into...

I made these twice now and they are very good, but they are time consuming to make. Assembly is the slightly tricky part. To form the cookie I took a small amount of dough and flattened it in my...

This is one of those cookies that you can't just have one. I love the surprised look on everyone’s face when they thought it was just a chocolate cookie when they tasted the peanut butter insid...

without some modifications this recipe is only about a 3, but I knew it had potential!! DEFINITELY MAKE THESE they are soooo yummy IF you make the following minor changes: 1) add 2 more TBSP of ...