Monday, September 8, 2008

chocolate peanut-butter cookies

the goods:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Make filling: Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water; stir frequently until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in cream; set aside to cool and thicken, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter, peanut butter, and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

Reduce speed to low; add flour to mixture, and mix just until blended (do not overmix).

Roll dough into 1 heaping teaspoon size balls and place on a baking sheet, about 1 and 1/2 inches apart.

Using the bottom of a damp glass, lightly flatten each ball of dough into a disk.

Bake until golden around edges, 12 to 13 minutes. Transfer cookies immediately to a wire rack to cool completely.

With a butter knife, spread bottom of half the cookies with chocolate filling; sandwich with remaining cookies, pressing gently to spread filling to the edges. Let set for 15 minutes before serving. (Refrigerate to store overnight.)


Jackie said...

send some to our house... pleeease!!!

Rob Ces Luc and Avienne said...

oh my gosh those would be Rob's favorite. next time we're together let's make them ok?