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Peanut Butter Eclipse Cookies

Peanut Butter Eclipse Cookies

on Aug 20, 2017 |

 

Seems like everywhere you look, people are gearing up for the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. The last time a solar eclipse happened was 38 years ago…the year I was born (omg when did I get so old).

 

 

In honor the solar eclipse, I created a dark chocolate black out cookie stuffed with melty peanut butter. Tender, rich and moist dark chocolate cookie dough surrounds a generous, ooey-gooey peanut butter center! If you are not a fan of peanut butter, try using Nutella or just not stuffing the center and eating plain.

 

 

Peanut Butter Eclipse Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 jar of your favorite brand of peanut butter

 

 

Directions:

  • In a mixer beat butter and shortening until smooth.
  • Add in sugars and beat on medium high for 2 minutes until fluffy.
  • Mix in dark cocoa powder and remember to scrape sides of bowl intermittently.
  • Add in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla and salt.
  • Stir in baking soda and finally flour.
  • Scoop out 4 tbsp. sized dough balls and lay on parchment paper.
  • Once all dough has been scooped, open up your peanut butter jar.
  • Take one cookie dough ball and using your thumb, hollow out the center by pushing down to create a deep bowl like shape.
  • Scoop in 1 tsp of peanut butter into the well in the center of the cookie dough ball.
  • Gently squeeze the ball of dough edges back over the top, covering the peanut butter in the center.
  • Roll into a ball and be sure all openings are sealed.
  • Place on parchment lined tray and put in the freezer 6-8 hours or until frozen solid.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake 13-15 minutes. Do not over cook otherwise your peanut butter will not run out while warm!
  • When your cookies have sat awhile, the peanut butter will firm up again. Pop the cookie in the microwave a few seconds to get the melty peanut butter effect again.