Not your typical peanut butter cookies. There fudge filled cookies are soft and chewy with satisfying peanut butter taste to fix your cravings.
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.
The recipe for these cookies comes from the November issue of the Sunset magazine, slightly adapted.
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.
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