Taste of Home Winning Recipes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies…
Believe me when I say these cookies are amazing! The recipe isn’t mine, though. It comes from the, Taste of Home Winning Recipes cookbook. Click this link if you’d like to have your own cookbook. Hands down, it’s my favorite cookbook.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup baking soda
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
As you can see from the picture, you’ll also need at least 3 bowls to mix ingredients in. The glass of wine is optional.
I’m a bit of a messy cook. The more ingredients, the messier I am. My goal is to start cleaning as I go, but so far I haven’t been able to figure out how to clean as I go whilst enjoying my wine.
The first goal here is to create 24 peanut butter balls and 24 chocolate balls, like you see in the picture. Here’s how you get there:
Get a large bowl and mix together: butter, sugar, brown sugar, 1/4 of the peanut butter. After that mix is nice and creamy, add egg and vanilla. Mix again.
In a different bowl, mix together: flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Add the creamy peanut butter mixture to the flour mixture and mix.
In yet another bowl, mix the confectioners’ sugar with the remaining peanut butter. Mix until everything is nice and smooth and creamy.
Roll the confectioners’ sugar/peanut butter mixture into 24 balls about 1 inch in diameter.
Divide the cocoa mixture into 24 pieces and flatten. To do this, I make 24 balls (larger than the peanut butter balls), then flatten.
Place one peanut butter ball into one flattened chocolate square. Fold the edges of the chocolate square over the peanut butter ball. Place this on a cookie sheet, seam side down, then flatten using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Repeat this with the 23 remaining peanut butter/chocolate mix.
Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. Let it cool, then eat!
And there you have it. My favorite cookies on the planet! Enjoy!