Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are wonderful. On the outside they just look like peanut butter cookies, but then you bite into them, and surprise! there’s Nutella inside!

Despite one certain friend’s disagreement, I think there are few combinations that are more delicious than peanut butter and chocolate (or Nutella). These cookies are like an inside out peanut butter cup. Incidentally, later on (probably in about a week or so), I’ll be posting inside in peanut butter cup cookies. Haha.

The cookies are good, but they’re a little troublesome to make.

Recipe adapted from From Ketchup to Chutney

Ingredients
For the cookies:
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

For the filling:
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup nutella
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp cocoa
3 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp powdered sugar

Preparation
Cream the butter and sugars together, and then add the egg and mix. Stir in vanilla and peanut butter, when incorporated, add flour and salt. Refrigerate for an hour or so while you make the filling and topping.

For the filling, combine all ingredients and mix until creamy. You should be able to roll little balls of the filling in your hands. If it’s too sticky, add some more powdered sugar.

Preheat to 375 F. When the cookie dough is chilled enough, form small, flat discs. If the dough is way too sticky, ad a little more flour. Place a ball of filling in the middle of each disc, then add another small, flat disc on top. Roll between hands to form one big ball, then place onto a cookie sheet lines with parchment paper. Use a fork to make a criss-cross pattern on top of each cookie.

Bake at 375 for 8-12 minutes. Remove and let cool on the cookie sheet before transfering to a cooling rack.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thedrivencook
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 00:37:31

    Wow these look good! Are they worth the labor? 🙂

    Reply

  2. Are Yu Hungry?
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 17:41:14

    I’d say so… but make sure the peanut butter part is thin, otherwise the proportion of peanut butter to nutella is off and they’re a little too salty.

    Reply

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