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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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 additional confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition 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.
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  • lisajane0007
    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..........

  • lisajane0007
    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.........

  • KristiJo
    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.

  • Nuner
    Dec 14, 2012

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

  • bhuffman
    Dec 13, 2012

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

  • jsiemek
    Dec 10, 2012

    Anyone who is a diabetic knows that it's not just sugar that is "bad" for you ... but any kind of carb. So, quit giving bad ratings for these baked goodies. It doesn't matter if you eat a cookie or have a slice of bread .... a carb is a carb.

  • LoveToMunch
    Dec 6, 2012

    Loved them. Nice peanut butter flavor. I would double the cookie dough part but not the filling. This will yield close to 4 dozen cookies then.

  • phanchar
    Dec 4, 2012

    Although my husband and I are diabetic, I do indeed modify recipes to meet our needs or I take just one. I don't understand people who are so rigid about something because it doesn't meet their criteria. You'd probably be better off if you didn't voice your opinion.

  • specialkmom
    Dec 4, 2012

    While this wasn't a terrible recipe, it didn't knock our socks off either. Nothing special but could cure a sweet tooth. We had to reduce baking to 4-5 minutes.

  • shermanhenryfloyd
    Dec 4, 2012

    This recipe sounds SO good! Surely you diabetic folks have learned to modify recipes to meet YOUR needs of to by-pass them altogether. No need to give them a bad rating or make them sound lethal just because they so not suit you!!