Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. Delicious, soft chocolate chip cookies with a peanut butter filling. Surprisingly thin and amazingly tasty.
A couple of weeks ago I was craving dessert. Let’s be honest, I’m pretty much always craving dessert. But, it was one of those days that I wanted to make something immediately. I also wanted to make something that my husband would eat. I gave him a few options, and he chose peanut butter cookies.
I do not love peanut butter cookies. But, I do love peanut butter with chocolate. I decided that the move was to make chocolate chip cookies stuffed with peanut butter. I wanted a thin, soft cookie, with enough peanut butter to taste, but not so much that it was overpowering. So, I flattened out the dough before baking it, and spread the peanut butter thin as well.
The first time I made these cookies, I was super happy with the taste, but they came out a little too flat. So, I made them again with a few adjustments. The second time they came out exactly as I hoped. I took them to a cookout and they were a hit with friends as well. One fun thing about these being thin is that you don’t guess they have a filling from just looking at them – the first bite is a fun little cookie surprise!
Delicious, soft chocolate chip cookies with a peanut butter filling. Surprisingly thin and amazingly tasty.
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl or base of stand mixer, beat together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined.
In a small bowl, stir together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Gradually beat mixture into butter mixture, scraping down sides as needed.
Stir in chocolate chips.
On an ungreased baking sheet, spread about 1/2 tbsp of dough to a 2 inch round circle. Place about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter in middle of circle. Take another 1/2 tbsp of dough and spread into another 2 inch round circle. Place circle on top of peanut butter and press down edges. Repeat and leave about 2 inches between each cookie.
Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until tops begin to brown.
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