Thursday, November 18, 2010

FUDGE FILLED PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

This impressive (but very simple) cookie will be great for the holidays. It consists of a sweet peanut butter cookie shell, filled with a rich fudge filling. When you first make the cookies, the filling is soft enough to pipe (or you can spoon it into the shell). However, after it completely cools, the filling is the consistency of a soft fudge. They are delicious, and look so pretty!!!


1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
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Cream the above ingredients together until smooth, then add:
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1  1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
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Beat everything until very smooth. Shape dough into 1" balls (makes about 4 dozen) and place each ball into the bottom of a mini muffin tin (ungreased) like this:

Bake in a preheated 375 oven for about 10-11 minutes or until they look like this:

After they are baked, find something in your kitchen that has a round end that you can use to press down on the center of these HOT cookies (to make the shell shape). I used the large rounded end of my mortar and pestle, but anything will work. Just be careful not to press so hard that you break through to the bottom. They should look like this:
Let these cookies cool (in the pan) for 10 minutes, then use a thin (but pointed) paring knife to assist you in lifting the cookie shells out of the pan (they come out pretty easy). Cool shells on a baking rack.
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FILLING
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water (I just used the microwave). With an electric mixer, beat in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until smooth. Fill the cookies.
The fudge dries to the touch
after it is completely cooled.

12 comments:

UrMomCooks said...

I have to have these! Peanut butter cookie and plenty of chocolate! These would be devoured on a holiday table! Enjoyed ur blog!

Peggy Clyde. said...

What could be better together than peanut butter and chocolate? These look great. Thanks.

betty r said...

Oh my Coleen, do these ever look good!!

noemptychairs said...

These look fabulous! I love chocolate and PB. Kelly

Ana Powell said...

Outstanding filling.
Wishing you a great weekend ♥

Mary said...

:-). We definitely aren't in Kansas anymore. Your cookies look out of this world. I hope all is well and that you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

teresa said...

gorgeous! i love the look of your blog too!

charlotte mgcc said...

Coleen you have done it again. they look absolutely divine, if only i could sneak one or two off the page.

Laurie said...

Oh boy, you are making this a very hard week to be good lol.
I already made your truly addictive Peanut Butter Bon Bon's and I know I will make these Fudge Filled Peanut butter cookies very soon ...maybe a jog around the block or 10 is in order!
Happy Anniversary!

Katy ~ said...

I want to be invited to a party so I can bring these!!! We love peanut butter and fudge together!

Sunny said...

I see these as a Christmas Tradition at our house from now on!!!!

Jasna's kitchen creations said...

Great recipe; Thanks for sharing!