Monday, December 23, 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Another yummy recipe! 

                                            Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Filling -- 1/2 cup peanut butter
           1/4 cup powdered sugar

Cookie -- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
                1/4 cup sugar
          1/2 cup margarine, softened
          8-oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
                reserve 2 oz. for frosting
          1 tsp vanilla
          1 egg
          2 cups all purpose flour
          1/4 cup cocoa
          1 tsp baking powder

Frosting -- 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
            2 tbsp. cocoa
            1-2 tbsp milk
            reserved 2 oz. cream cheese

Combine peanut butter and powdered sugar, blend until smooth. Chill while mixing cookie dough.

Cream brown sugar, sugar, margarine and 6 oz cream cheese until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Blend flour, cocoa and baking powder into creamed mixture. Shape dough into 1 inch balls, place 2 in. apart on cookie sheets. With thumb, make imprint in center of each cookie. Fill with 1 tsp filling. Bring dough around filling to completely cover. Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes. Cool.

Mix frosting ingredients together and spread over cooled cookie.


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