Magic in the Middles

Photo: K. Henriques

I’m trying to bake “outside the oven” so to speak when it comes to cookie recipes so when I ran across this one I thought it would be fun to try. This isn’t a difficult recipe, but I think it’s probably just a little more time consuming than most since you’re putting the peanut butter filling into the chocolate dough.

Neither the chocolate dough, nor the peanut butter filling were difficult to make. I did find my peanut butter filling was a little more crumbly (and I used creamy peanut butter!) and wasn’t as easy to mix as I’d originally thought. I was finally able to get it where it needed to be and scooped out the chocolate dough and then pushed by thumb into the rolled ball. Then I rolled a small amount of the filling together and placed it within the chocolate dough. I didn’t measure these, but I think mine were probably just a bit smaller than the recipe said.

After gently pulling the chocolate dough around the filling, I rolled in sugar and then placed on the cookie sheet. I completely missed the part about flattening the cookies for my first batch, but thankfully course corrected the second time around.

When it was all said and done, these were very different than most cookies I’ve made before and it was nice to have a little change. I was a little disappointed because I felt like all I tasted was peanut butter though and I didn’t really taste the chocolate dough. These were fun though and despite being a little more time consuming than the average cookie these were worth trying!

Baking Ease10
Time Spent9
Taste9
Visual9

Recipe Used: King Arthur

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