These cookies are so delicious, and so easy to make, that I’ve made them multiple times since picking out the recipe! The first time was to mail to a friend; the second was while I was hanging out with my parents. These cookies just feel like family to me!
Of the cookies I’ve made recently, these have had the most steps involved. After making the batter, you flatten a tablespoon of dough, then press a teaspoon-sized amount of a peanut butter mixture (peanut butter and confectioner’s sugar!) inside it. You wrap the chocolate dough around the peanut butter, creating the future surprise for your guest!
Be sure to have your utensils/bowls ready beforehand. There will be a lot of dishwashing after – at least two separate bowls for mixing ingredients, plus a glass to use to flatten the cookies a bit before baking.
The first time I made the cookies, I followed the recipe religiously. The second, my mother and I were much more liberal with the order of operations. This is the kind of recipe that is impossible to mess up – we even added an extra egg to combat some of the dough’s dryness and the cookies still came out deliciously!
Because they are so “hands on”, you definitely need to take off your rings. It’s such a weird feeling if you’re used to having rings on all the time (as I am with my wedding and engagement ring) but it’s much easier than trying to get all of the dough out of the ring later!
While we hung out in the kitchen, my dog and my parents’ cat stopped by to check things out. I couldn’t help but photograph their eagerness to find out what was going on (including Moses licking his lips)!
The cookies are unassuming – they look like normal, basic, everyday chocolate cookies. Mine got a little messy and show some peanut butter freckles on the outside.
But once you bite into it – voila! Messy, delectable peanut butter. These are especially good right out of the oven.
- if you’re bringing these to a party, be sure to create some signage so that those with peanut allergies won’t be surprised in an unpleasant way!
- don’t stress if you mix up some of the steps or ingredients. This is a great recipe to play around with!