Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Easy Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling

I've been a bit absent since Valentine's day, but I have a good excuse and yes there are a few good excuses still left in this world..


I can't really tell you why, not yet anyways, but soon.

So to ease you to a more forgiving state of mind I made these and you can too.

Best. Cookies. Ever.

They look all pretty and difficult, but they are cake mix cookies, which I LOVE and are super easy!!!

This is what you will need....
  • Chocolate cake mix- (I prefer Pillsbury Devils Food for these)
  • 1 stick of butter at room temperature (soft)
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Parchment paper
  • Peanut Butter Frosting Filling.
To decorate them and make them all pretty and stuff you can also use some...
  • Melted chocolate
  • Melted Peanut butter candy melts
  • Chopped Peanuts

Pre-heat your oven to 350. In a medium sized bowl mix all the ingredients until you have a big ball of mush. It will be a bit sticky. I mix it by hand with a wooden spoon, just use a little muscle and you'll be fine.

I scoop out about a Tablespoon of mixture and roll it into a ball and the smoosh it a bit. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 7-8 minutes.

I use parchment paper and recommend it because it will keep them from burning on the bottoms! But if you don't have any...just keep an eye on them. When they are done they will look soft and undone, but they will firm up a bit as they cool. By the way let them cool completely before removing them.

When completely cooled, I fill a piping bag with my Peanut Butter Frosting, recipe can be found {HERE}. I just fill a decorating bag and cut the tip off to pipe a circle of frosting on one side of the cookie. Alternatively you could also fill a plastic baggie and just cut the tip off. When done attach the other side, turning it slightly to make it stick.

Now you could stop here and they would be delicious, but they taste much better when you add a little chocolate drizzle on top....

And even better with Melted Peanut Butter candy melts also drizzled on top....

And let's not forget those chopped peanuts....

Ummmm...Yes Please :)