RECIPE: Peanut Butter Munchies

cindy_5nySeptember 20, 2005

This is SO easy, but impressive!

Peanut Butter Munchies

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda; set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and the 1/4 cup peanut butter with an electric mixer until combined. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well. Beat in as much of the dry ingredients as you can with mixer. Stir in remaining dry ingredients by hand with a wooden spoon. Form chocolate dough into 32 balls about 1-1/4 inches in diameter. Set aside.

3. For peanut butter filling, in a medium mixing bowl combine powdered sugar and the remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter until smooth. Shape mixture into 32 (3/4-inch) balls.

4. On a work surface, slightly flatten a chocolate dough ball and top with a peanut butter ball. Shape the chocolate dough over the peanut butter filling, completely covering the filling. Roll dough into a ball. Repeat with the remaining chocolate dough and peanut butter filling balls.

5. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly flatten with bottom of glass dipped the 2 tablespoons granulated sugar.

6. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 8 minutes or until they¿re just set and surface is slightly cracked. Let cookies stand for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool. Makes 32 cookies.

To Store: Place in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Cindy

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ginger_st_thomas

Oh, this sure sounds like a keeper! Thanks. Do you think they could be frozen unbaked?

    Bookmark   September 20, 2005 at 5:23PM
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ann_t

Cindy, I wish I liked Peanut Butter. Those look wonderful.

Ann

    Bookmark   September 20, 2005 at 6:43PM
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cindy_5ny

Thanks!

Ginger - I can't say for sure, but I think they might be OK to freeze before baking - they are very easy to handle. They would be good to have on hand to bake for emergencies :)

Ann - I wonder if you could replace the peanut butter with some substitution like maybe cream cheese? Hmmm....I might give that a try sometime!

Cindy

    Bookmark   September 20, 2005 at 7:59PM
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