Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Middles

Chocolate outside with a peanut butter center. It is kind of like a reese cup, but in the form of a cookie!

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And it is the best cookie I have yet to taste.

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Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Middles

Adapted from AllRecipes.com

  • 1/2 cup + 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup carob powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 3 tbsp cane sugar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Half a “flax egg” (1/2 tbsp ground flax + 1 1/2 tbsp warm water)

Filling:

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar

In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, carob powder, salt and baking soda. Stir to combine and set aside.

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In a medium to large sized bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar, cane sugar, peanut butter and vanilla extract. Add the flax egg mixture and blend until smooth.

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Then, add the flour mixture that you set aside and blend. The dough will become crumbly in texture. Once crumbly, set aside.

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In a small bowl, mix together the filling ingredients (icing sugar and peanut butter) until mixture becomes crumbly.

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Take a chunk of the chocolate dough and roll into a ball. Then slightly flatten in the centre with your thumb.

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Then, take some of the peanut butter filling dough and roll into a ball.

Place the peanut butter filling ball in the center of the chocolate cookie dough ball. Pinch the chocolate dough closed around the peanut butter filling until the filling no longer shows.

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Place cookie on a lined cookie sheet and flatten slightly.

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Bake for 8-9 minutes.

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Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cookie rack.

So good.

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Nutrition information per cookie in a 10 cookie batch:

  • Calories: 174
  • Fat: 9.5g
  • Sodium: 116mg
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Sugar: 12.6g 

On another note, I had my first go at making a fondant cake yesterday for my mother’s birthday.

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I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. 🙂

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Have a great day!

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