Peanut Butter-Filled Cookies Recipe
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Peanut Butter-Filled Cookies Recipe

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Anyone who likes peanut butter cups will really go for these treats. I give them an elegant finish by sprinkling confectioners’ sugar over a stencil. —Diane Miller, Millersburg, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 141 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 fat


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and peanut butter. Roll into 30 balls. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough around filling to cover completely; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass.
  3. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter-Filled Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2011, p64

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"This is probably a good recipe, and I am gonna do it, but where did all these fleas come from? I don't know why they beat you up so bad, and i don't know why they let it go on...........Not comin' here again.........."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"I am scared of this have too many people, acting like stupid...I am sorry....don't know if I will return........."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"I made this cookie using Splenda and because I have to be gluten free, I used my gluten free flour. I found it very tasty and it worked for the family and me. It's a keeper."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"Very easy to make. We love peanut butter and chocolate in our house so this was a perfect fit."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"The flavor of the cookies was good. However, I found them time consuming to make."

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