This is the first time I’ve ever made a cookie with a filling in the middle like this and I have to tell you I thoroughly enjoyed it. The cookie dough was easy to put together. Follow the directions of stirring the baking soda into the wet ingredients and then stirring the cocoa and flour in next. Don’t beat them in with a mixer, stir by hand. After you mix the peanut butter filling together( ( I used my hands to knead the filling into a soft ball after it was stirred together) the next step is making 30 balls out of the cookie dough and 30 balls from the filling dough. I have to apologize here, taking pictures of the process was a last minute decision and I didn’t realize until I looked at the pictures that I used the ugliest cutting board I have …OOPS.
I’m going to take the guess work out of this for you. Using a tablespoon measuring spoon will give you about 30 pretty equal size balls of chocolate dough. Using a teaspoon measuring spoon to measure the peanut butter filling will give you 30 balls for the filling as well.
Take the chocolate dough ball in your fingers and flatten it out big enough to put the peanut butter filling ball in it and just bring the sides up around the filling to close it in.
Put the balls of dough on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches a part. With the bottom of a glass dipped in water and then dipped in sugar, press the dough balls down slightly with the glass. Bake at 375 for 7 to 9 minutes.
Hey Diddle Diddles
Lynne’s Country Kitchen
Chocolate Cookie Dough:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine ( I used butter)
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Peanut Butter Filling:
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
Cream the margarine, sugars and peanut butter well. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the baking soda, then the cocoa and flour. Form this dough using a one Tablespoon measuring spoon to measure out 30 balls for regular sized cookies.
Combine the filling ingredients and form into 30 balls using a one teaspoon measuring spoon to measure the dough. With lightly floured hands, shape the chocolate ball around the peanut butter centers.
Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a wet drinking glass dipped in sugar. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 7 to 9 minutes.