Magic Peanut Butter Middle Cookies

I found this recipe on This Week for Dinner who found it somewhere else, who found it somewhere else, etc., so I thought it would be okay to post the actual recipe on my blog too.  I made these cookies tonight since we were feeding the missionaries.  They disappeared pretty fast (the cookies, not the missionaries).  Even though I vowed last weekend that I wouldn't turn the oven on this summer, these cookies were worth heating up the kitchen.

Magic Peanut Butter Middle Cookies
recipe from several blogs, originally traced back to all-recipes  (if you want to make pretty cookies, check out this site for better directions)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softenened
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar (I only used 1/2 c.)
3/4 cup peanut butter (I used 1/2 c.)

In small bowl blend flour, cocoa and baking soda. Mix until well blended.

In large bowl beat sugar, butter or margarine and 1/4 cup peanut butter, until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg, beat. Stir in flour mixture until blended. Set aside.

To make Filling: Combine confectioner’s sugar and 3/4 cup peanut butter. Blend well.

Roll filling into 30 – 1 inch balls. For each cookie, with floured hands, shape about 1 Tablespoon of dough around 1 peanut butter ball, covering completely.  (I just grabbed a small ball of chocolate dough and flattened it and stuck a little pb filling on it.  Then folded it in half and rolled it into a nice ball).

Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 7-9 minutes. When cookies are done, they should be set and slightly cracked.


  1. Oh my goodness! I will definitely be trying these!

  2. I made these and they are my new favorites. Seriously! I loved them. My son loved helping me by rolling the peanut butter balls. We didn't get anywhere close to 30 of them and I'm not sure why. Anyway, we shared them with friends and they now want me to teach them how to make them.


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