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Peanut Butter-Filled Cookies

 Peanut Butter-Filled Cookies
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
30 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake 6-8 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks. Dust with

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Peanut Butter-Filled Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • additional confectioners' sugar. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 141 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.