This peanut butter-stuffed cookie recipe is heaven on earth!

Publish Date
Friday, 7 January 2022, 10:00AM

Peanut butter fans will go nuts over these peanut butter-stuffed cookies.

Soft and chewy, with a hidden pocket of gooey peanut butter baked inside the middle, these cookies are an absolute dream!

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Plus, they're super easy to make ...

Makes: 12
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins

For the filling:

  • 1c creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2c powdered sugar

For the cookies:

  • 1/2c creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2c butter, softened
  • 1/2c brown sugar
  • 1/4c granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2tsp baking soda
  • 1/2tsp kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 190° and line two large trays with baking paper.
  2. Make filling: Combine peanut butter and powdered sugar in a bowl and mix until smooth.
  3. Scoop into small balls (about 3cm) and freeze. This prevents a peanut butter explosion while baking!
  4. Make cookies: In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, and sugars and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. Next add egg and vanilla, mixing until thoroughly combined.
  6. Then add flour, baking soda and salt, mixing until just combined.
  7. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the cookie dough and flatten into a pancake-like circle.
  8. Place the frozen peanut butter ball on top.
  9. Bring the edges of the dough around the peanut butter ball and pinch the edges together to seal, adding more dough if necessary to cover the frozen peanut butter completely.
  10. Roll stuffed cookie dough ball in sugar and place on baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 5cm apart.
  11. Bake for around 12 to 15 minutes, until the cookies are golden on the bottom.


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