Fudge-Filled Peanut Butter Cookies

Treat your family with these sandwich cookies made with peanut butter and chocolate chips - a tasty dessert.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1/2
cup shortening
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
egg
1 1/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F (if using dark or nonstick cookie sheet, heat oven to 350°F). In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup peanut butter, the shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in egg until smooth. Beat in flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • 2 Shape dough into 48 one-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls 1 inch apart. Flatten balls to 1/4-inch thickness by pressing with a fork in a crisscross pattern.
  • 3 Bake 4 to 8 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High about 1 minute or until softened; stir until smooth. Stir 1/4 cup peanut butter into chocolate until smooth. Cool to room temperature or until thickened.
  • 5 Sandwich pairs of cookies, bottoms together, with 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture. Let stand about 1 hour or until chocolate is firm.

Expert Tips

Chocolate and peanut butter come together in this bite-size treat.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.