Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Munchies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Munchies

1 1/2 cups flour (2 cups in Florida)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup peanut butter, divided
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.  In a large bowl, cream together the white sugar, brown sugar, butter, and 1/4 cup peanut butter.  Beat in egg, milk and vanilla.  Stir in flour mixture.  Shape dough into 30 balls and set aside.  (If too sticky, chill dough for an hour.)

Mix together powdered sugar and remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter.  (You can use the same mixing bowl if desired.)  Add a bit of water if too dry.  Shape into 30 small balls.

To form cookies, flatten one chocolate ball.  Place a peanut butter ball on top.  Shape the chocolate dough around the peanut butter center, completely covering the filling.  Reshape into a ball and place 2 inches apart on a parchment or silicone lined cookie sheet.  Repeat with remaining dough.  Dip bottom of a drinking glass in sugar and lightly flatten each cookie.  Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are set and slight cracks form on top.  Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minutes, then remove to cooling rack.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen.

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