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Peanut Butter Stuffed Salted Brownie Cookies

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 42 minutes
  • Yield: 17 cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts, Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Fudgy, chewy, chocolatey brownies in cookie form: these easy, peanut butter stuffed salted brownie cookies have a crackly brownie like crust and are full of chocolate and peanut butter flavor! 


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Ingredients

FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark)
  • flaky sea salt, for sprinkling

FOR THE PEANUT BUTTER FILLING

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened 
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

FOR THE PEANUT BUTTER FILLING

  1. In a small bowl, soften butter for a few seconds in the microwave. Ideally, the butter should be softened to the point that it’s easy to stir and mix in with the powdered sugar.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, stir together the peanut butter, softened butter, powdered sugar and salt. Mixture will be sticky, but you should be able to form it into balls. If it’s too sticky or liquidy, place it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes until it becomes thicker and easier to work with.
  3. Form 17 balls the size of 1 teaspoon and place them on a small wax paper lined baking sheet. Place the balls in the fridge while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. Chilling the peanut butter balls will make them easier to work with.

FOR THE COOKIE DOUGH

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add the butter to a medium saucepan and heat it over medium low until it’s melted. Remove pan from the heat. Add the dark and semisweet chopped chocolate and stir until it’s melted and combined. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk to combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or with a handheld mixer on medium high speed, mix the eggs, sugars and vanilla for 5 minutes, until mixture thickens.
  5. With the mixer on low speed, pour in the melted chocolate-butter mixture and mix until combined and smooth. Remove bowl from mixer stand and use a spatula gently fold in the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix. Add in the chocolate chips.
  6. Fill an ice cream scoop half way with batter. Place one peanut butter mixture ball in the scoop and fill the rest of the scoop with cookie dough. Drop the cookies onto the cookie sheet. Place them 3″ apart.
  7. Sprinkle the cookies with flaky sea salt and bake 10-12 minutes until the center is just set. Let cool on the baking sheet for 10-15 minutes before then transferring them to a rack to cool.

Keywords: brownie cookies, peanut butter, stuffed, chocolate, sea salt, cookies