Peanut Butter in Your Heart Chocolate Cookies (心軟花生醬曲奇)

Following the huge success of that famous Asian dessert appeared on Yi Reservation sometime ago, my guest pastry chef Alice C is coming back again with some more promising sweets. This time, she is bringing us some delicious homemade Peanut Butter in Your Heart Chocolate Cookies.

Since I am not a fan of peanut butter, I resisted trying these cookies at first. However after a few bites which led to devour of 4 pieces of them, I was fully convinced by the merit of these melt-in-your-mouth peanut-buttery sweets. For those of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookie lovers, this is a great alternative with more flexibility on sweetness and softness.

[stextbox id=”info” bgcolor=”9fdfd9″]Ingredients For the Dough
½ cups All purpose flour
½ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp Baking soda
½ cup or 1 stick Unsalted butter, softened
½ cup Sugar
1 Large egg
¼ cup Peanut butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract

For the Peanut Butter Filling
½ cup Peanut butter
¾ cup Powder sugar, sifted[/stextbox]

[stextbox id=”custom”]Instructions

To make the cookie dough, combines the all dry ingredients ( flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda) in a bowl and briefly mix. Set aside.

Mix the butter using a mixer and gradually add sugar and ¼ cup peanut. Then add egg, vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
Combine the butter mixture with the flour mixture and mix well. Shape the dough into a log about 1 inch in diameter. Cut the log into 1 ¼ inch long pieces.

To prepare for the filling, mix the powder sugar with peanut butter until smooth. Roll the dough into a ½ inch log and cut into ½ inch long pieces. Roll each log piece into a ¾ inch ball.

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Before you move onto the cookie making steps, remember to pre-heat your oven to 350F (or 177 C)

[stextbox id=”custom”]Ste-by-Step

1. Roughly roll the dough into a ball and flatten it

2. Top the dough with a peanut butter filling ball.

3. Wrap chocolate dough by folding two sides at a time.
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4. Completely wrap the dough to cover the filling. Shape it into a ball

5. Dip one side of the ball into rainbow sprinkles to get as much sprinkles as possible.

6. Place the dough balls on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes at 350F. The surface of the cookies may appear slightly cracked.[nggallery id=52][/stextbox]

Cool down the cookies over a cooling rack. These are best served when still a little warm. If you have any leftovers store them in the room temperature for until to 3 days (sorry they just don’t stay forever without preservatives).

4 comments

  1. it looks so yummy, can I have one for tomorrow valentine’s day please!!

    • Hi Amy, yea the cookies are really yummy. Unfortunately I couldn’t bake nearly as good as Alice. I’ll let you know when she makes more next time!

  2. These look great. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate

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