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Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

Ready to make some amazing Pillow Cookies? These soft chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies have a fun surprise inside!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate peanut butter. Is there really any other worthwhile flavor combination?

Okay, okay… There are a few other dynamic duos out there, I must admit. Yet, none we love to love like our beloved choco-nutter.

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Pillow Cookies

I’m a big fan of cookies with a fun filling. Thumbprints, sandwich cookies, and of course tantalizing pillow cookies are personal favorites!

Pillow cookies are made by wrapping cookie dough around some sort of filling to create a surprise inside. The filling could be another type of dough, fruit, or even candy. Some fillings work better than others.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies Recipe

Today’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe are a fabulous treat for fall.

They consist of dark chocolate dough wrapped around moist chewy peanut butter cookie dough, baked together to create pockets of undeniable goodness!

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Stuffed Cookies Recipe

There’s something special about breaking open a cookie to find a unique interior. Especially when the cookies are warm!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pillow Cookies are striking as-is, but you can personalize them for the holidays with food coloring.

Try orange, green, or purple for Halloween, or red and green interiors for Christmas.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter – Room temperature. This creates a rich flavor in both doughs.
  • Granulated sugar – For sweetness and texture. Also use a little extra sugar on top to press the cookies.
  • Brown sugar – When measuring brown sugar, always pack it into the measuring cup.
  • Eggs – The blender for both doughs.
  • Vanilla extract – For deep comforting flavor.
  • All-purpose flour – When measuring, stir the flour in the bag. Then scoop and level.
  • Dark cocoa powder – Unsweetened. You can use regular cocoa powder as well.
  • Baking powder – For a light airy texture.
  • Salt – To enhance the chocolate peanut butter flavors.
  • Creamy peanut butter – For the filling dough.

How To Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Pillow Cookies Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

To make these tender Chocolate Peanut Butter Pillow Cookies…

  1. Mix two separate doughs. Chocolate, and of course, peanut butter.
  2. Roll the peanut butter dough into small balls. Then roll the chocolate dough into slightly larger balls.
  3. Press the chocolate dough balls flat and wrap each circle around a peanut butter ball.
  4. Press the cookie dough balls down with the bottom of a drinking glass, then bake until puffy.

Get The Full (Printable) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Below

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie FAQ

Can you make the doughs in advance?

Yes! You can make both doughs up to a week in advance. Wrap them well in plastic to keep the dogh from drying out.

Can you make the cookies and freeze them before baking?

Yes! Roll, wrap, and press the cookies. Then freeze them flat on a baking sheet. Once frozen solid, you can then gather the unbaked cookies and freeze them in a bag. This makes it easy to pull out a couple at a time for baking in small batches.

Can you make gluten free pillow cookies?

Yes! You can use a gluten free baking flour blend in place of the all-purpose flour. The cookie won’t be quite as fleixible, but will still taste delicious!

How Long do these stuffed cookies last?

If kept in an airtight container at room temperature, they will last about seven days.

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These cookies are easy to make, and so easy to love!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies are like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups with a soft cookie texture.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe - Large soft chewy chocolate peanut butter pillow cookies. Chocolate on the outside, peanut butter in the middle!
Servings: 40 cookies

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Dough:

For the Peanut Butter Dough:

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

For the Chocolate Dough:

  • Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy and smooth, about 3-5 minutes. Scrape the bowl and add the egg and vanilla. Beat again until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the dry mixture into the butter mixture. Scrape the bowl and beat until just mixed through. Chill the dough until ready to use.

For the Peanut Butter Dough:

  • In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter, peanut butter, and both sugars together until fluffy and smooth, about 3-5 minutes. Scrape the bowl and add the egg and vanilla. Beat again until smooth. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat again until well combined.
  • Roll the peanut butter dough into 1 1/2 teaspoon balls. Portion out the chocolate dough into 2 – 2 1/2 teaspoon balls, just slightly larger than the peanut butter balls.
  • Press the chocolate balls flat with the palm of your hand. Place one peanut butter ball on top of each circle. Pinch up the sides of the circle until the filling is completely enclosed. Flip the balls over, so that the pinched sides are down. Dip the bottom of a drinking glass in sugar and gently press the balls down to 3/4-inch disks. Repeat with the rest.
  • Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets, 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes, until puffy. The centers should still look slightly undercooked. Then allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 3-5 minutes before moving.

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Notes

You can add food coloring to the peanut butter dough to enhance them for the holidays! Try green, orange and purple for Halloween, or red and green for Christmas.

Nutrition

Serving: 3cookies, Calories: 163kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 114mg, Potassium: 84mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 225IU, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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11 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies”

  1. I totally need these in my life! Looks so so good. 

  2. These are heaven. Chocolate on the outside and peanut butter in the center. Seriously so delicious. 

  3. I am going to make these with my youngest this weekend! They look SO good!

  4. Chocolate and peanut butter are always a winning combination! These are so good!

  5. These are pillows of deliciousness!! Chocolate & peanut butter are the best combination! My family will love these!

  6. I want to make these spicy — should I add cayenne or tabasco? to the chocolate or the peanut butter ? thoughts?

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  8. Oh yes ! Seen this work of art on Pinterest. Great idea ! Thank you !

  9. These look absolutely incredible! Genius, genius!

  10. Hey Sommer ! i love cookies and your chocolate peaunt butter cookies looks so yummy and delicious i will tried to make as you. Thanks for sharing !