Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Peanut CookiesI must admit when I stumbled across Chocolate Peanut Butter Magic in the Middles on Reeni’s website - Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice … I was busting to make them… They sounded and looked delicious…

Sadly I don’t feel that they lived up to my expectations and the family didn’t really enjoy them either. I found both the inside and outside mixture before being cooked quite dry and when the cookies were baked they were too hard.

I’m going to give these another go though when I have some time (they take a while to make) as think they could be a stunner with just a little bit of tweaking and less cooking time.

Here’s the recipe in the meantime and I’d recommend having a look around Reeni’s site if you’re looking for some cooking inspiration and I’ll post my updated recipe when I’ve baked these cookies again.

Chocolate Peanut Magic in the Middles:

Preheat oven to 190°

line baking tray

Makes 26



¾ Cup peanut butter

¾ cup icing/confectioners’ sugar

 My addition

4 Tablespoons milk but I will probably use little bit more next time as found rolling these into balls still to crumbly.


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup cocoa powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup sugar

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup butter

¼ cup peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

1-2 tablespoons milk, if needed ( I used 2 tablespoons but think will add more next time round)


1. Make filling by mixing peanut butter, icing sugar and milk together. Scoop level teaspoons and with hands roll into 26 balls, place in fridge until ready to use.

2. Mix together Flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.

3. In a separate bowl mix together with an electric beater or a stand mixer the sugars, butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy. (took me about 4 minutes but would depend on the coldness of your butter)

4. Then beat into the sugar mixture with a wooden spoon, vanilla and egg.

5. Mix the wet into the dry mixture by hand.

6. Once mixed you can start making the cookie balls. I found it easier to make them all at once with the cookie mixture then add the peanut butter mixture.

7. Take one table-spoon of the cookie mixture, place in hand-roll into a ball.

8. Indent the ball with your thumb so that the peanut butter mixture can go in the hole.

Chocolate balls with Peanut butter in centre

9. Pull up cookie mixture over the peanut butter mixture.. Carefully as it can crumble, until the peanut butter is completely covered.

Cookie Balls

10. Roll the balls in sugar of your choice, I used granulated sugar then place onto baking tray and flatten with hand.

11. Original recipe called for baking for 7-9 minutes but I think next time I would try for 6 minutes.

Let me know if you end up baking these and if you came up with any tricks of your own.

Choc Peanut Cookies 2

2 thoughts on “Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Thanks for making them! I’m sorry they weren’t a hit with you! Did they soften up after sitting overnight? Mine seemed to taste better the next day. Also you may want to read the reviews for them on King Arthur’s site to pick up some tips. I saw that one reviewer added extra milk. Thanks again!
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    • Hi Reeni,
      Thanks for your comments and no worries! Na didn’t soften up after sitting for the night, might have been how long I baked them for (ovens can vary) or maybe they weren’t quite thick enough either. Thanks for the tip about King Arthurs site, I’ll have a nosy. I’ll let you know how I get on next time, thanks again.

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