I don’t tend to experiment too much when it comes to baking because I’m always worried that I’ll mess up whatever it is I’m making. However, I decided to have a go at making peanut butter filled cookies with what I had in the pantry and it actually worked!
These may look plain on the outside, but hold a nice surprise for those taking a bite. I’m pleased that these turned out well and will definitely be trying a Nutella version soon!
Peanut butter and chocolate centre cookies
125g butter, softened
1 C brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 C plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
5 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 C peanut butter
1/2 C chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a cookie tray with baking paper.
In a bowl, mix the peanut butter and chocolate chips together. Set aside.
Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and creamy. Add egg and stir to combine. Stir in the sifted flour, cocoa and baking powder until just combined.
Place a heaped tablespoon of the cookie dough into your hand and flatten to a thick disc. Place a heaped teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture in the centre.
Carefully fold over the edges of the cookie dough over the peanut butter mixture until they meet in the middle.
If any holes appear, just patch them up with a bit of extra dough. Flatten the cookie slightly and then put folded side down on the baking tray. Leave a bit of space between the cookies for spreading.
Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to slightly cool on the tray for 5-10 minutes before moving them to a wire rack.