I have been oogling these cookies for months online, (actually, it’s been a year) just waiting for the perfect time to make them when I’d be craving a combination of chocolate and peanut butter. But, then again, when am I not craving either one of those things at any moment in time? Anyhow, these are pretty much the perfect cookie, in my opinion. Probably the best home made cookies I have ever made personally, although I don’t make many cookies so there you have it. Best chocolate peanut butter cookies EVER. MAKE THESE!
Vegan Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies
Makes a variable amount of cookies. I came out with about 14-16 or so…
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky!)
1/3 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 °F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, cream together the margarine, sugar, and brown sugar. When combined, mix in the soy milk.
Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix.
In a separate bowl, mix the powdered sugar and peanut butter with a spoon or with your hands. When ingredients are incorporated, add the chocolate chips and knead further with your hands to incorporate the chocolate chips.
Line a baking sheet (or 2) with parchment paper. Take about a tablespoon of chocolate dough (this takes some experimenting… after a little while you’ll get the hang of it — and both my chocolate and peanut butter mixtures, by the way, came out a little bit dry so I added a splash of water to each and the consistency was a lot easier to work with) in your hand and roll into a ball. Flatten the ball on the parchment paper to form a disk. Take a pinch or about 1 teaspoon of the peanut butter mixture and place in the center of the disk. Fold the edges of the disk up and over the peanut butter, pressing the seams together. Place the cookie seam-side down on the parchment paper to bake.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until not super soft in the middle.