Monday, October 26, 2015

Magic in the Middles

Someone as slightly messed up in the head as I am.

Seriously...year round I can watch Christmas movies and bake cookies.
Oddly enough, none of my (in-state) friends feel that same longing.

I do have one in FL who might as well share a mind with me. She is always game...but it's a slight bit of a hike for her.

The girl child rolls her eyes at me when she finds out I was listening to Christmas carols on Pandora. In August.
Or September.
Or any month other than December.

Did she really come from ME?

Funny enough though, there are no rolling of the eyes when the cookies come out of the oven. Hm.

1 ½ Cups all purpose flour
½ Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ Tsp baking soda
¼ Tsp salt
½ Cup sugar
½ Cup packed brown sugar
½ Cup unsalted butter (softened)
¼ Cup smooth peanut butter
1 Tsp vanilla extract
1 Large egg

¾ Cup smooth peanut butter
¾ Cup powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
4. In another bowl, beat together sugars, butter, and peanut butter until light and fluffy
5. Add vanilla and egg, beating to combine
6. Stir in dry ingredients, blending well
7. Prepare filling: In a small bowl, stir together peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
8. With floured hands, roll the filling into 1-inch balls
9. Break off 1 tbsp of dough. Make indentation in the center and press a peanut butter ball into the indent.
10. Bring dough up over filling, pressing it closed.
11. Roll the cookie in the palms of your hands to smooth it out.
12. Dip the top of each cookie in granulated sugar and place on baking sheets about 2 inches apart
13. Grease the bottom of a drinking glass and use it to flatten each cookie to about ½ inch thick
14. Bake for 7-9 minutes




Adapted from: Recipe Girl

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  1. I like to watch Christmas movies when a station has "Christmas in July." :) Thanks for sharing on My Flagstaff Home!


  2. This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweet. Thank you for being a part of our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, because we love to party with you! Happy Halloween~Lou Lou Girls

  3. My kids would LOVE this.. and they sound a lot less difficult than I would have guessed. Thanks for sharing at You're Gonna Love It!

  4. I love these cookies! They look so simple yet luscious! Thank you for linking up with us at the Tips and Tricks Link Party! I hope to see you again this week!

  5. Kids will love it, thanks for sharing this delicious treat with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

  6. What a special treat. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. I'm loving these treats with magic in the middle. :) It's a lot easier than I would have thought to make! Thanks for sharing with us on Five Friday Finds, and I wanted to let you know you're featured today! :) Hope you can come back soon!

  8. I absolutely love this idea! I would certainly not roll my eyes when they came out of the oven!

  9. Hi there Jay, I found you on Morsel of Life's Five Friday Finds. This recipe sounds so decadent, so sinful, so spectacular! Peanut butter and chocolate are one of my all time favorite combinations. I will be pinning this for sure. Oh by the way, the Hallmark Channel is pretty much on all the time in my house from Halloween to Christmas. I've DVR'ed many a Christmas movie and watch them all year round. I get so excited when the Hallmark Channel plays Christmas movies for an entire July weekend. Love, love, love the holiday season. It's a little harder to get in the Christmas spirit though once I moved to San Diego a couple years ago. Thanks for the awesome recipe!