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Peanut Butter-Filled Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter-Filled Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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lisajane0007 User ID: 7349551 192109
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.........."

lisajane0007 User ID: 7349551 148706
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........."

KristiJo User ID: 887218 190853
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."

Nuner User ID: 6190438 192106
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

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

bhuffman User ID: 2060368 148705
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

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

jsiemek User ID: 5010889 212062
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5612442 114621
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4371945 189878
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4392693 114620
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6379642 212061
Reviewed 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!!"

Dianag User ID: 1741483 175967
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Although the cookies are very pretty to look at and they taste great, I'm not sure how they can be awarded Diabetic Friendly. I realize the "new" attitude toward sweets for some diabetics is that one cookie once in a while won't hurt you, I don't think this recipe is one that would be included in a hand-out by diabetic dieticians. Besides they taste too good just to have one!"

wkidd69 User ID: 6789790 212060
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"thanks so much for sharing this awesome easy and inexpensive way to feed a chocolate peanut butter craving! These are perfect to make for gifts as well! I'm just wowed by this recipe :-)"

bgp60 User ID: 1475372 212059
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Anybody knows this is not for diabetics,it has sugar and powdered sugar.Get real people."

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