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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

 Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
This recipe was featured in our Sunday paper and I just had to try it. Kids really love the peanut butter surprise inside the cookie.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter, sugars and 1/4 cup peanut butter.
  • Added egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, cocoa and baking
  • soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Blend confectioners' sugar with remaining peanut butter until smooth.
  • Roll into 24 balls, 1 in. each. Divide dough into 24 pieces; flatten
  • each into a 3-in. circle.
  • Place one peanut butter ball on each circle; bring edges over to
  • completely cover it. (Dough may crack; reshape cookies as needed.)
  • Place cookies with seam side down on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Flatten each cookie slightly with the bottom of a glass dipped in

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • sugar. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until set. Yield: 2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 363 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 238 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.