Monday, April 27, 2009

Peanut butter munchies

Peanut butter munchies / Cookies de chocolate recheados com manteiga de amendoim

What do you do when bored?

One of my saviors is the Internet: I read about music, movies and, of course, food. I’ve found several great recipes online in the most boring times. A great source is ____ and its many galleries full of delicious food.

UPDATE: I got an email from bhg proposing a link exchange. Since they did fulfill their part of the deal, I've removed all the links.

I got the recipe for these peanut butter filled cookies and no longer felt bored. :D

Peanut butter munchies / Cookies de chocolate recheados com manteiga de amendoim

Peanut butter munchies

Cookie dough:
1 ½ cups (210g) all-purpose flour
½ cup (45g) unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
½ cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
½ cup (88g) packed brown sugar
¼ cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

¾ cup (105g) sifted powdered sugar
½ cup peanut butter*

For sprinkling:
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.

In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and the 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 3cm (1 ¼ in) in diameter. Set aside.

For peanut butter filling, in a medium mixing bowl combine powdered sugar and the peanut butter until smooth. Shape mixture into thirty two 2cm (about 3/4-in) balls.

On the palm of your hand, 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.
Place balls 5cm (2in) apart on prepared baking sheets. Lightly flatten with the bottom of each cookie with the palm of your hand dipped in the granulated sugar.
Bake cookies in preheated oven for 8 minutes or until they're just set and surface is slightly cracked – mine needed 11 minutes.
Let cookies stand for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool.

To store: place in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

* I had to add 1 tablespoon milk for the dough to become smooth (it was too grainy)

Makes 32 – I got 37

Peanut butter munchies / Cookies de chocolate recheados com manteiga de amendoim


Risa said...

These look delicious! Baking is often what I do when I am bored so it looks like I have another recipe to stave off boredom.

May said...

And I thought I saw all the possible peanut butter-chocolate cookies...
Those looks to die for!

Kelly said...

I adore cookies like this! I also adore chocolate and peanut butter. Those look amazing! I'm very impressed!

Carolyn said...

Okay, peanut butter NEVER calls out to me... except for right now, looking at these photos! amazing.

Snooky doodle said...

oh these look delicious,. These will be my next peanut butter cookie after the one I m posting about :)

pam said...

I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I've bookmarked these, but I know mine won't look as nice as yours!

Dragon said...

These are so adorable!

eatme_delicious said...

Mmm these look awesome. I made something like them a long time ago... I think it's time to make them again!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm... these look wonderful, Patricia!

Anonymous said...

Oh, you're killing me, dearie! I just baked a Nutella peanut butter brownie last week, and now I'm sensing a chocolate-pb combo in the works too!

I'm definitely bookmarking this :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I have a Better Homes & Gardens baking cookbook that I LOVE! These cookies look SO perfect!

Justine said...

Oooh these look great! You can never go wrong with PB : )

Elyse said...

The internet always provides a great answer to boredom...and in this case, it provided you with a whole lot more than some entertainment. These cookies look incredible!! I can't wait to make them. I love chocolate and PB together.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Risa, baking is one of my "therapies", too! Isn't it wonderful for boring moments? :D
Thank you for visiting!

May, thank you! I'm glad you like these.

Kelly, peanut butter and chocolate are great together, indeed.

Carolyn, tks for stopping by! I'm glad I could change your mind a bit about peanut butter. ;)

Natalie, I have got to check your cookies.

Pam, I'm sure they will!

Dragon, tks!

Ashley, it's the kind of recipe worth repeating. :D

Michelle, thank you!

Hi, sweetie! That brownie sounds amazing, all those delicious ingredients together... YUM!

How to eat..., thank you!

Justine, I agree - I'll eat the whole jar with a spoon if left alone. :D

Elyse, I hope you try them, darling!

Deborah said...

I have GOT to try these!

Pia said...

i just discovered that i am in love with baking... i am soooo goin to try this! i love your pictures... :)

JT said...

What is the texture of these cookies like?

Kitchen 37B said...

I've tagged you here Thanks for the yummy cookies! my girls loved them :)

Kirby! said...

These look UNBELIEVABLE!! Kind of like Tagalongs for grown-ups!

Dazy said...

This recipe is really going to keep me busy in the kitchen with all its glamor. This is another must for the weekend! My kids would just hug me for this.

Nosh and Tell said...

WOW! These are amazing! I love your pictures, they inspired me to bake these too! I just posted them up on the blog

Thank you so much for the great recipe!
Bon Eating,

Patricia Scarpin said...

Whitney, I thank you for letting me know about the recipe!

wegetarinka said...

Hello Patricia, I've made your cookies:
great :) thx for the receipe and regards from Poland :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Wegeratinka! I took a look at your cookies, they look wonderful!
Thank you for letting me know how the recipe turned out for you! :D

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