Magic Middle Peanut Butter Cookies


Magic In The Middle Cookies

Oh! My! Gosh!  I mean  seriously! I think I should rename these cookies to Danger Will Robinson Cookies.  They’re sooo delicious they are truly dangerous. They are soft, moist, chewy, and way yummy! I stashed mine in the back of the freezer hoping to forget about them for a bit.  No chance and they’re even fabulous frozen.  You have to try these.  They have officially gone on  my favorite foods of all times list.  Bet they’ll go on yours, too.

Magic In The Middle Cookies

Magic In The Middle Cookies


Magic Middle Peanut Butter Cookies

By March 21, 2010



    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Make Cookies: In a small  bowl, blend flour, cocoa, and baking soda.
    3. In a large bowl beat white sugar, brown sugar, butter and 1/4 cup peanut butter, until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and egg, beat until blended.  Stir in flour mixture until blended.  Set aside.
    4.  Make the filling: Combining the confectioners sugar and 3/4 cup peanut butter.  Beat well with electric mixer until mixture comes together.
    5.  Roll filling into 30 1 inch balls. Form exterior part of cookie by sectioning dough into approximately 1 tablespoon pieces and then shaping the exterior part of cookie around filling balls.  Cover the filling completely.  Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
    6.  Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. ( I baked mine for 7 minutes )  Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes then remove to a cooling rack and cool completely.


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    52 Responses to Magic Middle Peanut Butter Cookies

    1. Ana Powell

      Wow, thanks for sharing this awesome cookies recipe.
      Is coming home with me.
      Great pictures x

    2. Meena

      just the most magical cookies:)))

      will be back to check out more beautiful recipes!!!

    3. Vodka Logic

      Do you mean “Danger Will Robinson”..great name for a cookie that I will now have to make..

      Two of my favorite food groups. Peanut butter and chocolate.

    4. Jo

      Oh Yum! I'm making these this weekend ~ thanks for sharing!


    5. The Sugar Queen

      These look great! I will have to put them on my to-do list!


    6. The French Bear

      These look delicious!!! I am going to give them a try, thank you for the recipe!!!
      Margaret B

    7. HoneyB

      They look and sound yummy Kathleen! Shoving in the freezer can sometimes be a more dangerous thing for me to do….although the extra energy spent opening and closing the door may burn a few extra calories. ;)

    8. Biren

      You are tempting me! If only we can do cookie exchange via the internet…..

    9. Joanne

      Can i say, you have just made my morning. I'm off to find the ingredients for these. Now.

    10. Rebecca

      Ughhhh totally craving peanut butter and chocolate right now!! Wouldn't mind having some for breakfast with my coffee :)

    11. Bellini Valli

      Why do I not have peanut butter in my cupboards now.

    12. Kim

      I loved how you tried to hide them in the back of the freezer and then ate them frozen:D That sounds exactly like something I would do. There isn't much that gets in the way of me and the duo of peanut butter and chocolate! They look delicious. I'm going to keep them in mind next time I make some cookies.

    13. Arlette

      gorgeous.. I am making these this week.
      My mother in law loves peanut butter cookies
      thanks my friend

    14. Michelle

      These do look delicious!! I am going to have to try them.

      The Peppered Pantry

    15. teresa

      i love cookies that have a surprise in the middle. these look incredible, magic indeed!

    16. Cinnamon-Girl

      These look totally scrumptious! I would not even have the willpower to freeze them. My favorite combo in cookie form – hard to resist!

    17. Sue Sparks

      These look absolutely, positively incredible! A keeper for sure!

    18. Melissa

      They are delicious, aren't they? This is one of my favorite recipes.

    19. Sook

      What beautiful cookies! I want some!

    20. Krista

      These really would be dangerous…I don't think that I could stop eating them. Wonderful recipe!

    21. Chef Aimee

      Yeah, Danger Will Robinson agreed! I don't think those would last an hour in my place.

    22. Natalie

      These are amazing. I just made them and my boyfriend and his roommate are gobbling them up…I'm helping quite a bit too. Thanks!

    23. Mimi

      Incredible cookies. These go to the top of the cookie list.

    24. Raina

      Wow! Those look great! Thanks for the recipe!

    25. Pam

      Oh my gosh! I love PB and chocolate! I will be making these for sure! Yum!!!

    26. cookies and cups

      oh wow! can't wait to try kids are asking for them now!

    27. The Diva on a Diet

      Please send these Magic Middle PB cookies to me immediately. Thank you! LOL

      Seriously, they look and sound amazing. Will definitely be trying these soon. Thank you!

    28. pegasuslegend

      very genious cookie love the baked verison instead of sandwich type glad I found this on Dessertstalking! thanks

    29. Katy ~

      OK, now you've done it. I will just have to make these. Thanks. A. Lot. HUGS!!!! They look like they'd be a favorite here, too.

    30. grace

      dangerous indeed! the peanut buttery innards of your cookies looks like just the right amount to compliment the chocolate blanket–nicely done!

    31. Cara

      These have me drooling – I'm a total fiend for chocolate & peanut butter.

    32. shawn

      OMG is right! These look amazing! Great recipe!!
      (BTW…found this post on Foodblogs. I'm totally obsessed with cookies right now, so I was immediately drawn to this recipe!)

    33. Tia

      they're so cute with the 2=toned colors.

    34. fulltimefoodie

      These look sooo good. Like a reese's peanut butter cup in cookie form!!

    35. Jaime

      wow i think i have to make these!

    36. Chef Fresco

      Woahh! Those look amazing! PB & chocolate is my favorite for sure.

    37. Sonya

      Chocolate and peanut butter..what a beautiful combination:)

    38. Chandani

      What a great recipe. My chocoholic side is jumping with joy.

    39. Alea

      I am printing this recipe out right now! My daughter was trying to figure out how to do this and they just would not work. She was improvising, so she could have left out a crucial step and we live at altitude which may have caused troubles, but I am going to have her look at your recipe and try it again!

      BTW, all of her flops tasted great!

    40. Kate @ The Gaines Gang

      This might put a dent in my weight loss plans! I can't WAIT to make these. I LOVE anything and everything to do with PB and then you throw the chocolate in there… i'm so done!

      Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

    41. Ana Powell

      Hi Kathleen
      I trust you`re well.
      Just to thank you for your awesome recipe, I made your cookies and they are divine.
      I have posted them on Magic Flavours too.
      Many thanks

    42. Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch

      I'll be making these this week. They look fabulous, plus I can freeze them. What more could you ask for.

    43. lafemmeroar

      Man, your blog is soooo bad for my expanding tush, but who cares. I'm more into exercising my mouth and tongue by chewing anyway. Another treat that I'll make and I think my nieces and nephews will like them as well.

    44. Gabriella

      These sound so delicious that even Santa (who's tasted all the cookies in the world), will loosen his belt for these Magic Middle masterpeices.

    45. Christina

      Thank you! I just made these tonight and they were unbelievable. My husband wants to eat them all. Thank you for sharing.

      • Kathleen

        Christina, I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed them. Thanks for letting me know. Happy Holiday

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