Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (softened)
6 oz. cream cheese (softened)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder

For frosting:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 oz. cream cheese (softened)
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp milk

In small bowl, stir together peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Chill for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl beat together sugars, butter and the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg. Combine together flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, then add to cream cheese mixture and mix well. Roll into 1″ balls. Place half of balls about 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Press an indentation into the center of each cookie with your thumb and fill with 1 tsp. chilled peanut butter mixture. Flatten remaining dough balls and place on top. Press edges firmly to seal. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 – 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Combine all frosting ingredients in small bowl and stir until smooth and frost cooled cookies.

Rate This Recipe

Leave a Comment