Magic in the Middles

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In need of a little peanut butter fix, I whipped these up recently from my favorite cookie cookbook- KA Cookie Companion: Magic In the Middles. They’re a chocolate cookie with peanut butter ‘magic’ in the middle.

Chocolate and peanut butter doughs are made separately.

A scoopful of chocolate dough is flattened out and wrapped around gobs of rolled pb dough.

The resulting chocolate ball (with hidden pb) is then rolled in sugar…

And then flattened slightly with the sugared bottom of a glass. The peanut butter middle stays nicely tucked inside.

See that lovely layer of peanut butter hiding inside?

These are a sturdy cookie- not like delicate little flowers- but not crunchy. They freeze very well! Slip them into ziplocs or a covered container, and they’re fresh as can be when defrosted. They’re also a good one for mailing.

If you’d like to make them more ‘Christmasy’ for holiday baking, try rolling them in green or red sugar instead of white.

This recipe can be found here: Magic in the Middles

Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • Kimmie wrote:

    Just made these! I can’t bake to save my life but these were easy and delicious. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Ana wrote:

    I made these cookies today and they came out just like yours!! I love that the recipe works perfectly!
    Oh, and yes, they were really yummy!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • MC wrote:

    Ah, these are amazing! I can’t wait to make them!

  • Gina wrote:

    Mouth is watering!

  • Jennifer wrote:

    Wow, those look awesome!!!

  • Katie Barlow wrote:

    mmm…my husband would love these! PB and chocolate are his favorite combo! Come check out my holiday cookie list and enter my giveaway!

  • Debbie wrote:

    Wow..they look wonderful. I will try these and use red sugar for the holidays!

  • Maya wrote:

    Peanut butter and chocolate = yum!

  • cartontesting wrote:

    Nice nails!!

  • PaniniKathy wrote:

    What a welcome little surprise inside! I should really think about making Christmas cookies this year – I always appreciate *receiving* them so it might be time to return the favor 🙂

  • Christine wrote:

    I made these last night and they are soooo good! I even posted the recipe today and told my freinds and family to check your site out. Have a wonderful day and thank you for all your wonderful ideas here! =O)

  • the southern hostess wrote:

    These are so cute! I love the surprise of peanut butter.

  • Pearl wrote:

    oh my gosh – how adorable! and are you from san diego? me too!!!

  • Grace wrote:

    christmas is just the time for a little magic, especially when its source is peanut butter. lovely cookies. 🙂

  • Aggie wrote:

    Oh these are great cookies!

  • Jenny wrote:

    YUM! Love the looks of these beauties!

  • Psychgrad wrote:

    I keep seeing chocolate covered peanut butter. It must be a sign. Looks delicious.

  • Joy the Baker wrote:

    These are the cookie of my dreams! I can’t believe I haven’t made them yet!

  • That Girl wrote:

    I make these with snickerdoodles – never thought to use chocolate!

  • Ivy wrote:

    Yummy, peanut butter and chocolate!!