Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

I'm always on the look out for new cookies.  And I saw these cookies on Pinterest, and remembered having similar ones back in my gluten-filled days.  I decided to make my own version using the chocolate cookie base from my Death by Chocolate Cookies (modifying them to be refined sugar-free) and then using the basic flourless peanut butter cookie recipe as the filling.  Yeah, it worked, these cookies are amazing.

And they work really well as separate cookies, too.  So, you have three recipes in one. ;) This post was shared on Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Allergy Free WednesdaysGluten Free Wednesdays, Allergy Friendly Fridays, and Whole Foods Friday.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Cookie Base:
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup palm oil shortening
1 cup turbinado sugar or other unrefined sugar (or white sugar)
1 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend 
3/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Filling:
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 375F. For the chocolate cookie base, in a large mixing bowl cream together the coconut oil, shortening, and sugars.  Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well.  In a separate bowl combine the flour blend, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir in chocolate chips.

For the peanut butter filling, cream together the peanut butter and coconut sugar, then mix in the egg and vanilla.

Take and form a ball (about 1") of the chocolate cookie base, and flatten it.  Make a small ball (about 1/2") of the peanut butter filling and wrap the flattened chocolate cookie around it and place the filled cookie on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Cook for 10-12 minutes at 375F.

You can also just make chocolate cookies and peanut butter cookies...if you do this it will take about 8-10 minutes to cook.

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