Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. dutch cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. peanut butter
1 tbs. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Peanut Butter Filling
3/4 c. sifted confectioner's sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
2 tbs. granulated sugar
Preheat oven 350
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and pepper in a medium bowl.
Beat butter, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar and 1/4 peanut butter until well combined. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat well. Gently add flour mixture about 1/3 cup at a time. Form the chocolate in dough balls. Approximately 32.
For the filling: Combine confectioner's sugar and 1/2 c. peanut butter and beat until smooth. Form into approximately 32 balls.
Working on a silpat or parchment, gently flatten each chocolate ball with bottom of a glass. Top w/peanut butter ball. Carefully fold the chocolate dough over the peanut butter ball and seal the edges. Roll dough into ball.
Place balls on parchment lined baking sheets. Lightly flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in the 2 tbs. granulated sugar.
Bake cookies for about 8 minutes, until the surface begins to slightly crack. Let cool for 1 minute on the sheet. Transfer to wire racks and cool completely.