Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fudge Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling


My daughter's birthday was last month, and I bought a cake mix as a back-up just in case the homemade Super Moist Chocolate Cupcakes were not perfect.  Lucky for me, the cupcakes were more than perfect and I'm left with a box cake mix.

I thought about making some Homemade Oreo Cookies, but then creamy peanut butter filling took over my thoughts.  Reese's are my favorite candy bar, and these cookies are a chewy version.  They are quick and easy, and I know your family will love them!


Printable Recipe

Cookie Ingredients:

1 Box Pillsbury Devils Food cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, add all ingredients and stir until well blended.  Form walnut size balls and place on cookie sheets.  Note:  Cookie dough mixture will be thick; Makes about 25 cookies 

Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheets for another 5 minutes.  Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

Peanut Butter Filling:

1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 T milk, as needed

In a large stand mixer, beat butter and peanut butter until combined.  Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar.  Mix and slowly add milk as needed.  Mix for 3 minutes.

When the cookies have cooled, you can add the peanut butter filling.  Roll 1 T peanut butter filling mixture into a ball and place on smooth side of cookie.  Place another cookie on top and press lightly to sandwich.  Continue and assemble all cookies.  Enjoy!

  


8 comments:

  1. Ohh my word. I do believe the ratio of cookie to filling is perfect!

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  2. Those cookies look so good! Reese cups are one of my favorites too! I guess you must've been glad your cake turned out so you could make these. I'd love for you to stop by and link these up at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a blessed day, Rhondi! :)
    Katie

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  3. Peanut butter and chocolate make delicious.

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  4. These look delicious. It's a keeper for me!!

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  5. These look amazing. Everyone in my family loves the chocolate/peanut combo. I'll have to try these. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. these look great! I will be making these for sure!

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  7. I'm putting this in my "bake sale" file. They look like they would freeze really well too. thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  8. Those cookies look tops! So wonderfully indulgent. Just became your newest FB follower so I can always get updates now on your yummy recipes.

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