161. peanut butter surprise cookies.

I made two batches of these cookies to bring to my friend’s birthday dinner later in the evening.

They are your typical old fashioned peanut butter cookies, with a little bit of chocolate in the middle. Probably not my favorite cookies in the world, but they were not overly sweet, and had a nice crunch to them, but are a little soft in the middle too. The people at the party liked them!

here’s my vegan version.
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp earth balance
  • 1 egg replacer
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cream earth balance and sugar together in a standalone mixer or with an electric mixer.
  3. Add peanut butter and egg replacer and mix on medium speed until well blended.
  4. Add flour mixture a little at a time, using spatula to scrape sides while you mix in on low speed.
  5. When blended, remove dough with floured hands and form into a log.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. Cut 1/2 inch cookies from log and place on a baking sheet.
  8. Place ~6 chocolate chips in the middle of each cookie, and wrap with hands into a ball. Work quickly to keep dough as chilled as possible.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes, then cool on a wire cooling rack before serving.