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Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies

I’ve been wanting to post about these fabulous cookies I made for almost three days but I’ve had some Internet connectivity problems. Boo! And what about this bone-chilling weather? Last night the outside temperature gauge in Rob’s car read -2 degrees. Brrrrrr!

I decided to try a cookie recipe from Soy Not Oi, a popular cookbook/zine. The recipe title in the zine was rather long winded – Yummy Vegan Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Inside by Nikole Stepanko.

These cookies are amazing! A great chocolate cookie with a semi-firm peanut butter filling. YUM! They have to be one of the top 5 cookies I’ve ever made. Rob loved them and even raided the stash of cookies I put aside in the freezer for my Valentine’s Day care packages for friends and family back in Michigan. But that’s ok because now I have an excuse to make more.

In short, try these cookies!

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies (slightly modified) – from Soy Not Oi

Cookie Dough:

1-1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (I used Chatfields)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Earth Balance, softened
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Egg replacer equal to two eggs (I used Ener-G)

Cookie Filling:

3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 confectioners sugar

In a small bowl combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda; blend well. In large bowl, beat sugar, brown sugar, Earth Balance, and 1/4 cup peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and egg replacer; beat well. Stir in flour mixture until blended and set aside.

In a small bowl, (preferably a vintage Pyrex mixing bowl – I’m kidding! Just seeing if you’re paying attention) combine filling ingredients and blend well. Roll into 30 one-inch balls.

For each cookie, with floured hands, shape about 1 tablespoon cookie dough around one peanut butter ball, covering completely. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 – 9 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. Cool on wire racks. Makes 30.

Emmy’s Notes: I made larger cookies and baked them for about 10 – 12 minutes.


Inside of Cookie (Thanks for holding up the cookie Rob!):
Inside of Cookie

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  • Dori February 4, 2007, 3:24 pm

    Now this is a piece of cookie art, love the little peanut layer. I’m with you in the cold here too, brrr!

  • cammu February 4, 2007, 6:16 pm

    They are so cute and they also look so yummy!

  • veganruthie February 4, 2007, 8:35 pm

    Oh my goodness. I could not make those, I would eat the entire batch! LOL

  • Nikki February 5, 2007, 9:13 am

    Chocolate and peanut butter…a match made in heaven!

  • mikaela February 5, 2007, 1:03 pm

    Zomg! Those look fan-freaking-tastic, Emmy!

  • pinknest February 5, 2007, 1:37 pm

    ooh i like how they look thin! are they? i love thin cookies.

  • bazu February 5, 2007, 1:50 pm

    First of all, let me commiserate with you about the cold- today’s wind chill is well into the negatives around here- BRRR.

    Second, those cookies look so good- I don’t blame Rob for raiding the freezer stash. I’m back on the baking wagon now and would love to try these. I don’t have vintage Pyrex, though… =(

    Isn’t it nice to have a live-in hand model? lol

  • bazu February 5, 2007, 3:56 pm

    P.S. You need to give me more info. about crazy bowls and wraps! I’ve never seen it in St. Louis or the south county suburbs, but it sounds like my kind of place- I

  • Diann February 5, 2007, 9:08 pm

    I’m sorry you’re so cold, as I enjoy our 70 degree days this week! Those cookies look wonderful! Who wouldn’t love those!

  • andrea February 5, 2007, 10:39 pm

    Seriously drooling over your recipes. Girl, come back to Detroit and open a vegan restaurant! Pretty please with a cherry and vegan cream on top? πŸ™‚

  • judy February 6, 2007, 7:53 am

    Mm-mm, those look and sound so good. I love a nice peanut butter cookie.

  • Midwest Vegan February 6, 2007, 8:12 am

    Oh, my — those cookies look so good (like a reese’s). Thanks for sharing the recipe. Did they freeze well?

  • Kati February 6, 2007, 9:40 am

    Oh my goodness – my favorite flavor combination! I HAVE to make these. You did such a good job getting the peanut butter fully surrounded by the chocolate – what a perfect cookie!

  • Kati February 6, 2007, 9:50 am

    P.S. the weather around here is colder than anything I’ve ever experienced, especially with the terrible winds. It doesn’t help that I have to venture outside just about every day to go to the store. I really miss my car. =(

  • vegandiva February 6, 2007, 1:22 pm

    Thanks for the great comments πŸ˜€

    Cammu, thanks for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚

    Pinknest, they’re not quite as thin as they appear in the picture. Rob likes puffier cookies and I think thinner ones. I ended up pressing them out more with my hand to get a thinner cookie and they turned out great. I know sometimes when I try to do that with other cookies, they burn. Not these ones!

    Bazu, ha ha, love the live-in hand model comment. Oh my goodness, no vintage pyrex….get to an estate sale pronto!!! πŸ˜€

    Diann….Ahhhh 70 degrees weather….do you have an extra room available? I’m on my way!!! haha

    Awwww, thanks Andrea…I wish I could do that. My parents and you would be my best customers. LOL

    Midwest Vegan, they froze extremely well…well, the ones that Rob didn’t snitch that is…the hardest thing is waiting for them to thaw.

    Kati, thanks for the nice compliment. Oh I feel for you having to walk to your destinations in this weather. It’s miserable. Keep warm. This snow today isn’t making it any better. And I’ve seen a few crazy fools who weren’t wearing hats and/or gloves! Pure Insanity!!!

  • Jody February 6, 2007, 4:10 pm

    Freezing here too…

    Man, those cookies look amazing though. I’ve got to make up a batch this week.

    The cute cup in the background is nifty as well!

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  • goodyoneshoe February 10, 2007, 7:46 pm

    Was just surfing around looking for a good cookie recipe… and found this! Thanks: just pulled ’em out of the oven and they are deeeeelicious! The kid and I are stuffing our faces.

  • Andrea February 13, 2007, 12:14 am

    Ah Emmy is a vegan angel, she sent me the yummiest heaven sent care package and these fab cookies were in them! So rich, soooo sinfully good. Thanks a bunch!!! hearts, xo Andrea

  • tofuju February 28, 2007, 2:09 pm

    Oh dear god. Stop it. Stop it. I am dying over here. Drooling like a baby or like I have a lipful of novocaine. These cookies, and everything else you have here, look and sound too delicious.

    P.S. I found you via a Google search for “vegan black bean dip”, in case you’re wondering. :o)

  • vegandiva February 28, 2007, 7:47 pm

    Tofuju, thanks for the hilarious comment and kind compliments. It’s always nice to know how people stumbled upon my blog too πŸ˜€

  • tofuju March 2, 2007, 12:18 pm

    I’m making these next week FOR SURE, and will post photos as evidence that, when I want to be, I CAN be useful in the kitchen. I told my boyfriend that I’m making him sometehing sweet, and where I found the recipe, but I expressly FORBADE him to visit your blog. :o)

    One li’l question: what kind of peanut butter do you use? I shop at Whole Foods, and the array is as dizzying as it is dazzling.

  • tofuju March 2, 2007, 12:20 pm

    Yikes. “Sometehing” should, of course, be “something”. I’m pointing the finger of blame at, yes, my fingers, who are too excited about getting into the cookie dough to be expected to type without error!

  • vegandiva March 2, 2007, 8:46 pm

    Hi Jodi, I’m so excited you’re going to try the cookies. I’m positive your bf will love them. Rob (my hubby) says they are his favorite cookie now. As for the peanut butter, my favorite is Trader Joes natural creamy salted peanut butter. Wow, that was a mouthful! When I can’t find that, I use the Whole Foods generic 365 brand natural peanut butter or the 365 Kids Natural PB when I can’t find the other one.

    I like to mix up the natural peanut butter a day or two before I use it and put it in the fridge…this helps it firm up a bit and makes it easier to use in baking. If you have any other questions, feel free to email me…vegandivablog AT yahoo DOT com πŸ˜€

  • Karen June 1, 2007, 12:42 am

    What a great recipe! I found this when I searched for a vegan pb cookie recipe. Tried them out tonight – YUM! I flattened my 2nd batch about halfway so they were thicker, but not still balls. Perfect! Thanks for the great recipe! =)