One word. WOW! I got this recipe this week from Holly- what a simple, yet tasty cookie! And it starts from a cake mix- totally my style these days. It only has 5 ingredients- is kid friendly, and only takes a few minutes to put together.
The result- soft chewy chocolatey peanut butter cookies- similar tasting to a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. Great with a tall glass of cold milk.
Gather your kids around- give each one an assignment- and be sure to save yourself a cookie… they will be gone real fast!
Thanks Holly for sharing. If you have a good cookie or cupcake or cake bite recipe to share, email me at 101gourmetcupcakes(at)gmail(dot)com.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies from Holly
1 box chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup oil
Combine these ingredients until well encorporated.
I used my mixer. And if you turn your mixer on and there is no power, check the power cord- it may not be plugged in.
The dough will be very thick. Set aside.
In a seperate bowl, mix together the filling.
1 1/4 c. Peanut butter
1 1/4 c. Powdered sugar
Place in a mixer or large bowl. If mixing by hand you may need to knead it in the end.
Once combined, form each set of dough into 3/4″ balls, I used my cookie scoop for even measuring. You will have about 21 balls of each kind.
Take your chocolate dough, flattening out between the palms of your hands.
Then place a scoop of peanut butter mixture into the middle.
Shape the side of the chocolate dough around the peanut butter filling, pinching ends to secure.
Then gently roll into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet. Repeat until all are done and formed.
Then flatten cookie with the base of a glass.
Bake 7 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes. Then transfer to a cooling rack. DO NOT OVERBAKE these cookies. They will become hard and crunchy.