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Magic in the Middle Cookies Recipe

These delicious moist and fudgy chocolate cookies are filled with a creamy peanut butter filling that is totally magic!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Cookies, Easy Dessert Recipe
Servings: 24
Calories: 183kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup sweetened cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs 1 egg and 1 yolk

Peanut Butter Filling

  • ¾ cup peanut butter smooth or crunchy
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) two baking sheets.
  • To make the dough: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  In another medium-sized mixing bowl, beat together the sugars, butter, and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and the egg, beating to combine, then stir in the dry ingredients, blending well.
  • To make the filling: In a small bowl, stir together the peanut butter and confectioners sugar until smooth.  With floured hands or a teaspoon scoop, roll the filling into 26 one-inch balls.
  • To shape the cookies: Scoop 1 tablespoon of the dough (a lump about the size of a walnut), make an indentation in the center with your finger and place one of the peanut butter balls into the indentation.
  • Bring the cookie dough up and over the filling, pressing the edges together cover the center; roll the cookie in the palms of your hand to smooth it out. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling. Roll each rounded cookie in granulated sugar, and place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between cookies. Grease the bottom of a drinking glass, and use it to flatten each cookie to about 1/2-inch thick
  • Bake the cookies for 7 to 9 minutes, or until they're set and you can smell chocolate. Remove them from the oven, and cool on a rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg