Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies


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Today here in Greece we celebrate two things. First, religionwise, the Annunciation of Mary, Mother of Christ and second the beginning of our rebellion against Ottoman Empire. As some of you know, Konstantinople (Istanbul) and consequently soon after Greece were subjugated by Ottomans in 1453 A.D. and stayed like this until 1821 A.D., when a rebellion for freedom begun. Eventually in 1830 A.D. with the Protocol of London an Independent  New Hellenic State was officially recognized by the International Community. In the beginning the New State was small, but after continuous battles with the Ottomans, Greece reached its current borders.

For these two reasons, I am treating you today with these cookies. I don’t know about you but I love cookies. Any time, any place, any type, with any beverage. I think cookies have something magical. They are sweet but not that much. You can eat as many as you want and you can stop exactly the moment you feel your sweet tooth has fulfilled. You can make all different types and sorts and you can eat one from each at the same time. You can have them with your milk, coffee, hot chocolate, cold chocolate, tea you name it and they make you feel happy and gay.

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I always try to find new cookie recipes, one more indulging than the previous. For me it is like a never ending competition, in order to reach the ultimate cookie recipe. When I stumbled upon this recipe at Martha Stewart’s site, I couldn’t resist the temptation. Also, the fact that my son had his friend coming over to play made it imperative for me to make cookies.

Now, you all know how picky judge kids are, so I had to make something that would appeal to them and make them happy.

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I can tell you only this. Each one ate 4 of them after a really fulfilling supper. I gave to my son’s friend about a dozen to take home to his little sister. His mother called me the other day and she told me that he gave one cookie to her and one to his sister and the rest kept them for him to eat! So, I guess they really made him an impression, right?

Honestly, they are really good and that piece of chocolate on top of them just takes them off. They are pretty easy and straight forward and they are kept outside the fridge for a week, especially now that the temperatures are not that high yet!

 

So, let’s go and make cookies today!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients

½ cup creamy peanut butter

4 tbsp margarine at room temperature

1 cup packed light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

1/3 cup sugar for rolling dough

About 30 chocolate cups, chilled

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 175° C/ 345° F.

In the mixer bowl throw the peanut butter and butter and mix until they become smooth.

Add brown sugar and mix until it is incorporated.

Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix again.

In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Lower the mixer to low speed and start throwing the flour mixture in two batches.

Take a plate and pour the granulated sugar.

With a spoon take a small portion dough in the size of a walnut and roll it in the sugar to coat it completely.

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Take a baking tray and put a parchment paper on it.

Place the cookies about 5cm/2 in from one another on the tray and bake about 7 minutes.

Remove from the oven.

Press one chocolate cup in the center of each cookie and continue to bake them until they become golden and the chocolate has started melting about 6 more minutes.

Take them out of the oven let them cool serve them.

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5.0 from 3 reviews

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Cookies
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: American

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp margarine at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup sugar for rolling dough
  • About 30 chocolate cups, chilled

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Preheat oven to 175° C/ 345° F.
  2. In the mixer bowl throw the peanut butter and butter and mix until they become smooth.
  3. Add brown sugar and mix until it is incorporated.
  4. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix again.
  5. In another bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. Lower the mixer to low speed and start throwing the flour mixture in two batches.
  7. Take a plate and pour the granulated sugar.
  8. With a spoon take a small portion dough in the size of a walnut and roll it in the sugar to coat it completely.
  9. Take a baking tray and put a parchment paper on it.
  10. Place the cookies about 5cm/2 in from one another on the tray and bake about 7 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven.
  12. Press one chocolate cup in the center of each cookie and continue to bake them until they become golden and the chocolate has started melting about 6 more minutes.
  13. Take them out of the oven let them cool serve them.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

5.0 from 3 reviews

Μπισκότα με Σοκολάτα και Φυστικοβούτυρο
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Μπισκότα
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • ½ φλ. φυστικοβούτυρο
  • 4 κ.σ. μαργαρίνη σε θερμοκρασία δωματίου
  • 1 φλ. γεμάτο καστανή ζάχαρη
  • 2 μεγάλα αυγά
  • 1 κ.γ. βανίλια
  • 1 ½ φλ. αλεύρι για όλες τις χρήσεις
  • 1 κ.γ. μπέικιν πάουντερ
  • ¼ κ.γ. αλάτι
  • ⅓ φλ. ζάχαρη
  • Περίπου 30 σοκολατάκια στρογγυλά που πρέπει να τα έχετε βάλει στην κατάψυξη

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Προθερμάνετε το φούρνο στους 175 ° C.
  2. Στο μπωλ του μίξερ ρίξτε το φυστικοβούτυρο και το βούτυρο και ανακατέψτε μέχρι να γίνουν λεία.
  3. Προσθέστε την καστανή ζάχαρη και ανακατέψτε μέχρι να ενσωματωθούν.
  4. Προσθέστε τα αυγά και την βανίλια και ανακατέψτε ξανά.
  5. Σε ένα μπολ κοσκινίστε το αλεύρι, το μπέικιν πάουντερ και το αλάτι.
  6. Χαμηλώστε το μίξερ σε ταχύτητα και αρχίστε να ρίχνετε το μίγμα αλευριού σε δύο δόσεις.
  7. Πάρτε ένα πιάτο και ρίξτε την κρυσταλλική ζάχαρη.
  8. Με ένα κουτάλι πάρτε μια μικρή μερίδα ζύμη στο μέγεθος ενός καρυδιού και κυλήστε το στη ζάχαρη.
  9. Πάρτε ένα ταψί και στρώστε το με χαρτί ψησίματος.
  10. Τοποθετήστε τα μπισκότα σε απόσταση 5 cm το ένα από το άλλο και ψήστε για περίπου 7 λεπτά.
  11. Βγάλτε τα από το φούρνο.
  12. Πάρτε τα σοκολατάκια και πιέστε τα στο κέντρο του κάθε μπισκότου και συνεχίστε να ψήνετε μέχρι να πάρουν ένα χρυσαφί χρώμα και η σοκολάτα να έχει αρχίσει να λιώνει, περίπου 6 λεπτά.
  13. Βγάλτε τα από το φούρνο και αφήστε τα να κρυώσουν.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Προσαρμογή από τη Martha Stewart

49 Responses to Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

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  1. G’day and YUM Katerina! Shared the love today!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  3. I’ve never seen flower shape chocolate like these. What a great idea to put it in the cookie dough! I LOVE the look and of course the taste will even better with chocolate. :D

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  5. kiki says:

    Εγώ λατρεύω το φυστικοβούτυρο και η κόρη μου αυτά τα σοκολατάκια!

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  7. Your cookies look gorgeous!

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  9. Peanut butter and chocolate?!? Two of my fav ingredients!! Love the cookie shapes, Katrina :)

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  11. bergamot says:

    The cookies look wonderful with the pretty flowers on it.

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  13. Beth says:

    Your cookies are so pretty. I’d want to keep them to myself, too!

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  15. Your cookies are beautiful. I love peanut butter cookies, they are one of my favorites. The chocolate pieces make them even more special.

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  17. Xara says:

    Katerina, your cookies look so pretty!!! I have a weakness for peanut butter cookies, especially when paired with chocolate!!! Have a great weekend, XO

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  19. Gourmantine says:

    I love cookies too for all occasions, but especially for afternoons when sugar levels start to fall, your look beautiful!. Have a good weekend :)

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  21. Julie says:

    These are so cute! What great cookies and delicious flavors!!

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  23. Your cookies are so pretty with the flower chocolates…I could eat four too.

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  25. Susan says:

    I would love to find beautiful chocolate flowers like those! What a delicious and beautiful peanut butter cookie.

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  27. ¡¡¡Yupiiii!!!que Ricas las quiero todas,hugs,hugs.

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  29. Mary says:

    these look delicious – so pretty – a lovely Easter treat!
    Mary x

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  31. mari says:

    Κατερίνα πολύ εντυπωσιακά αυτά τα μπισκότα κι αν κρίνω από τα υλικά πρέπει να είναι και πολύ νόστιμα!!
    Φιλιά πολλά.

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  33. Joanne says:

    I love that you stuffed your cookies with chocolates that are so pretty!

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  35. Tandy says:

    I just love how the chocolate turned out on these cookies! I have the same mug :)

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  37. Liz says:

    I think I’d keep these all to myself, too! I love peanut butter cookies, but you make these extra special with the gorgeous chocolate topper! Beautiful!

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  39. Kate says:

    I definitely have peanut butter cookies on my “to bake” list!

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  41. They look gorgeous and tempting!

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  43. Nadji says:

    J’utilise très rarement le beurre d’arachide. Tes biscuits sont joliment réussis et très tentants.
    Je note.
    A bientôt

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  45. your cookies are gorgeous! and i agree, cookies are good with ANYTHING! and now i’m totally craving cookies :)

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  47. Julie M. says:

    Hey Katerina! I love these cookies. Those chocolates are awesome! My kids probably would have downed four no problem as well. :) Thanks so much for your sweet comment over on my end. Four has definitely been an adjustment but it will all be worth it in the end! :)

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  49. Those are beautiful cookies, Katerina and I’m sure tasty too! No wonder your son’s friend loves them!

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  51. Asmita says:

    Hi Katerina,
    Such gorgeous cookies! Would love to finish the whole tray.

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  53. These are the prettiest cookies. I’m afraid my peanut butter cookies aren’t nearly as lovely.

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  55. Reeni says:

    These are so pretty Katerina! PB and chocolate make the best combo! Addictive. I think I would be tempted to keep most for myself too!

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  57. Happy National Holiday and Annunciation of Mary :) and this cookies are a good thing to celebrate with. I like the chocolate flowers on top, so cute :)

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  59. Oh yumm, pb chocolate cookies I will eat for any occasion but glad there are 2 reasons to celebrate. the chocolates are so pretty.

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  61. What pretty chocolate centers!

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  63. These cookies are so adorable!

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  65. Barbara says:

    Love the idea of the chocolate disks, Katerina. Dresses them up for one thing and who doesn’t love chocolate with peanut butter?

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  67. Juliana says:

    Katerina, so cute these cookies of yours…peanut butter cookie dough and the chocolate flowers…great idea.
    Have a great week :)

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  69. Margarita says:

    Oh my goodness those chocolate pieces look so pretty!!! I love peanut butter cookies and I so love your special take on them with those lovely chocolate pieces!

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  71. Iglika says:

    Katerina, Happy National Holiday and Annunciation of Mary! The preposition with these cookies is great, they are so delocious! Greetings!

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  73. divya says:

    awesome recipe…very inviting …love it

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  75. CCU says:

    Your cookies look brilliant and addictive :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  77. ΕΛΕΝΗ says:

    Κατερίνα μου τι φανταστικά μπισότα που είναι αυτά;Τέλεια, μπράβο!!!
    Φιλιά πολλά!!!

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  79. Natalie says:

    These look great, love the pretty chocolates in the middle!

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  81. Τι όμορφα που είναι τα μπισκότα σου!
    Πολύ πρωτότυπα σε εμφάνιση και πολύ πολύ γευστικά!
    Φιλιά πολλά Κατερίνα μου!

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  83. Your photography is beautiful and the cookies look delicious.

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  85. Gorgeous photography and the cookies look delicious.

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  87. Sissi says:

    Gorgeous peanut cookies, Katerina! They look impressive, but they do sound very easy indeed.

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  89. Katerina absolutely gorgeous!! I can see why your son’s friend was hoarding them, LOL

    I love the various shapes of the flowers. We would be very hard pressed to find them here!! Did you order the chocolates or are they readily available in Greece?

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  91. Claire Davis says:

    I think these are some of the prettiest cookies I have seen! There is nothing like chocolate and peanut butter, yum.

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  93. Ξανθή says:

    Πρωτότυπα!!!
    Χρόνια Πολλά για τη σημερινή μέρα.

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  95. grace says:

    i love peanut butter cookies! those chocolate flowers are lovely and make a delicious cookie even tastier!

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