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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Makes

5 dozen

My mother-in-law was known for her chocolate and peanut butter cookies, and her special Sunday dinners. She always enjoyed baking and even worked in a bakery to help put her sons through college. Her cookies were always picture-perfect. —Cathy Pawlowski, Naperville, Illinois
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Additional sugar
  • PEANUT BUTTER TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 3/4-in. balls. Coat bottom of a glass with cooking spray, then dip it in sugar. Flatten cookies with prepared glass, redipping glass in sugar as needed. Place on baking sheets. Bake until set, 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the brown sugar, peanut butter and butter until smooth. Spread 1 teaspoon over each cookie. Combine glaze ingredients; gently spread 3/4 teaspoon over each peanut butter layer. Store in a single layer in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 157 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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