Fudge filled irresistible peanut butter cookies

Not your typical peanut butter cookies. There fudge filled cookies are soft and chewy with satisfying peanut butter taste to fix your cravings. 

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Fudge filled irresistible peanut butter cookies

Being a food blogger I’m always tempted to try out new combos, new recipes or follow the food trends (more or less). Sometimes I forget the classic recipes. Those that have been passed from generations to generations. They are still among our favorites for a reason. They remind as of childhood, family times and even if you’re like me, born outside US, you’re more likely to start enjoying these classic desserts because everyone loves them. You’ll find them at church gatherings, potlucks, parties, you name it.

One of the classic desserts are peanut butter cookies. I’m pretty sure everyone has their favorite peanut butter cookies, just like another classic, chocolate chip cookie, but one bite of these fudge filled cookies and you’ll be hooked.

Fudge filled irresistible peanut butter cookiesA couple of days ago I was asked to recreate one recipe from the latest issue of The Sunset Magazine. My local Safeway had only the November issue in store at the time I stopped by. If you hurry up, you might still find it. And you should get your own copy. Not only you’ll have full access to the recipe for these fudge filled irresistible peanut butter cookies but you’ll also find recipes for flavorful Thanksgiving sides, tips on how to make a mouth-watering grilled cheese sandwich and a few classic recipes with a twist like pumpkin pecan pie, pumpkin pecan crunch, pumpkin truffle pound cake, chocolate yummies and of course, fudge filled peanut butter cookies.

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While supply last, you can even get a $1 off coupon in select Safeway stores (Safeway, Vons, Randalls, Pavilions, Dominick’s . The coupon is on a tear away pad that should be located near the magazines/bookazine.

Fudge filled irresistible peanut butter cookies

Back to our cookies.

Because I prefer to use butter versus shortening in my baking, I used only butter in these cookies. Although it’s true that using shortening will result in chewier cookies if you use only brown sugar will cut on the crispness the dairy butter gives to the cookie dough, adding moisture, thus making the cookie chewy.

The molasses added to the brown sugar enhances the flavor of the peanuts making these cookies even more irresistible.

Once the cookies are baked and chilled it’s time to sandwich them with the heavenly chocolate fudge. I swear I could have eaten it with the spoon but I had to control myself and continue with the photo shooting. Some days, it’s really hard to be me.

Fudge filled irresistible peanut butter cookies recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: ~ 3 dozens

Fudge filled irresistible peanut butter cookies recipe

Not your typical peanut butter cookies. There fudge filled cookies are soft and chewy with satisfying peanut butter taste to fix your cravings.

Ingredients

    Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups Jif creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, soften
  • 2 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups Pillsbury all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • Filling
  • 1 (14 oz) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups Hershey's semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 375F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl add peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla. With the paddle attachment on, stir on low to medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time and beat until blended.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda and salt, Stir on low speed until just incorporated.
  5. Using a medium size ice-cream scoop, drop cookie dough on the prepared sheets.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for just about 7 minutes or until the edges are beginning to brown.
  7. Cool for few minutes on the baking sheets before cooling completely on wire racks.
  8. While the cookies are cooling, make the fudge filling.
  9. In a small sauce pan add the condensed milk and chocolate chips. Heat over low heat until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  10. Stir in the vanilla and let the fudge sit at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
  11. With a spoon, spread some on half of the cookies on the flat side. Sandwich them with the remaining cookies.
  12. Store in air tight containers.
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Comments

  1. says

    I can really appreciate the classics. I love new creations to but I don’t any cookie will ever top a good old classic chocolate chip. Love the peanut butter and chocolate sandwich. Definitely a sweet treat I would enjoy.

  2. says

    Roxy, your PB and fudge sandwich cookies look totally irresistible! They have just made my Christmas baking list. The Big Lug shares my PB & chocolate passion and we always make a couple sweets, at minimum, incorporating both ingredients for our holiday cookie and candy trays. Thank you for sharing. I will definitely be pinning these babies! xo

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