These cookies are amazing! I found the original recipe here on Pinterest, and actually made a few tweaks. The original recipe had truffle filling that used peanut butter and butterscotch chips. I didn’t have butterscotch chips, so I substituted chocolate chips, and I’m so glad I did!
These are decadent, and absolutely phenomenal. They go with just about anything. I honestly don’t have too much to say about these, but they were the inaugural baking experiment in the new house, and they turned out splendidly!
Yield: 2 dozen cookies
For the truffle filling:
1 c. butterscotch or chocolate chips
¼ c. creamy peanut butter
For the cookies:
½ c. butter, softened
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 2/3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
¼ c. sugar (optional)
To make the truffle filling, place the peanut butter and the chocolate or butterscotch chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each microwave session until smooth and well-combined.
Refrigerate 10-15 minutes until mixture is cooled and thick enough to scoop. Scoop into tablespoon-sized balls, and refrigerate on a sheet of parchment paper until cookie dough is ready.
To make the cookies, preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.
Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt and continue to beat on low until mixture forms a dough.
To assemble the cookies, scoop out about two tablespoons of dough, and form around the truffle filling. Wrap around filling, and make sure dough is fully covering filling.
**If desired, roll cookies in sugar before baking.**
Place on baking sheet, and flatten slightly. Repeat with remaining truffle filling and dough.
Bake cookies for 9-10 minutes, or until cookies are puffed and edges are set. Allow to set on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.