They are thick, gooey chocolate chip cookies filled with a layer of peanut butter.
I was inspired after making Nutella filled cookies.
Balls of cookie dough are flattened and rolled around tiny scoops of cold peanut butter. As they bake the cookies and the peanut butter spread so the peanut butter becomes a flat layer within the cookie.
When they are warm the peanut butter and the chocolate chips oooooze.
If you’re a peanut butter + chocolate fan, then these are for you.
PEANUT BUTTER FILLED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
You can use your favourite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe for these if you like. I used dough from the giant chocolate chip cookies I made recently.
220g cold unsalted butter, cubed
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup plain flour
2 3/4 cup bread flour or Italian 00 flour
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 jar of peanut butter, refrigerated (you won’t use it all)
Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a few trays with baking paper.
Place the butter and both sugars in the bowl of your electric mixer and beat until combined and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
Add the flours, salt and baking soda and mix on a low speed until combined. Mix in the chocolate chips until evenly dispersed.
Now, scoop up tablespoons of cookie dough and roll them into balls. Not too big because you still have to stuff them.
Working quickly because the peanut butter gets sticky, wrap the cookie around the peanut butter like so.
Bake for 8-10 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges.