Chocolate Filled Cookies

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chill 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
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a plate of chocolate filled cookies.

These Chocolate Filled Cookies are easy to make, chocolatey, buttery, creamy, and delicious. We use Peanut Butter Cookies for the cookie base and then fill them with chocolate. These are some delicious cookies you don’t want to miss. Make them for holiday parties, birthdays, special occasions, and any time! These are the ultimate peanut butter cookies filled with chocolate; we think you all will love them!

What are filled cookies?

Filled cookies, also known as cookie cups or stuffed cookies standard cookies but have a special filling, offering two treats in one! These cookies have a pocket or pouch, prepared similarly to dumplings, in which the dough is encased around a chocolate filling, and the edges are crimped. If you are a peanut butter lover, we recommend replacing the chocolate filling with creamy peanut butter! Maybe even add a Reese’s peanut butter cup in the center for the ultimate chocolate and creamy peanut butter surprise!

🍪 Ingredients

These chocolate-stuffed peanut butter cookies are irresistibly soft and chewy. Here are the ingredients you’ll need for these cookies with a chocolate filling:

  • Room Temperature Butter. You can use unsalted butter or salted butter. The only thing we recommend if using salted butter is to reduce the salt by 1/4 tsp.
  • Granulated Sugar. You can use white sugar or cane sugar for these cookies.
  • Light Brown Sugar. We love using light brown sugar for the mild molasses flavor, and they make these cookies chewy in texture. However, we don’t want to overpower the peanut butter flavor.
  • Room Temperature Egg. To keep these cookies chewy, we are using 1 egg.
  • Vanilla Extract. To add a rounded flavor to these cookies, I recommend a splash of vanilla extract.
  • All-Purpose Flour. We have only tested regular unbleached all-purpose flour for these cookies.
  • Baking Soda. We only need a little leavening for these cookies, so we only use baking soda.
  • Salt. If using salted butter, you will want to reduce salt by 1/4 tsp. Salt brings out all the flavors in these cookies.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter. We like using Wild Friend’s natural Peanut Butter because their peanut butter doesn’t have any added oils in its ingredients. You could use crunchy peanut butter to make these cookies have a chewy texture!
  • Chocolate Bar. We used Hu’s Chocolate Dark Chocolate bar to fill these cookies, but you can use chocolate chips too. If you use chocolate chips, you want to add enough morsels to the centers before you close the cookie dough. After the cookies bake, you want the center to have a puddle of chocolatey goodness.

🥣 Instructions

These soft peanut butter cookies filled with chocolate are easy to make, and the essential tools you need to make them are cookie sheets, parchment paper, a small bowl, an electric mixer, a hand mixer or a whisk, and a large (3-inch) and small (2-inch) cookie scoops.

  • Mix Wet Ingredients. Add creamy peanut butter, room temperature butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar to a medium or large mixing bowl. Blend with a mixer until fluffy and pale. Then, mix in room-temperature egg and vanilla extract.
  • Mix in Dry Ingredients. Add all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt to the same bowl. Mix until a dough forms.
  • Assemble Cookies. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out the peanut butter cookie dough balls and place a chocolate square in the center. Scoop another cookie dough ball and put it on top of the chocolate. Press the edges of the dough and shape the cookies. Place on a cookie sheet or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining cookie dough and chocolate squares, leaving about 2 inches in between on the baking sheet, as these cookies will spread when baking. Sprinkle some cane sugar on top for extra flavor.
  • Chill Cookie Dough. You will want to chill the cookies for 15-30 minutes before baking for the best results. This helps with overspreading when the cookies are baking.
  • Bake Cookies. Once the oven is preheated to 350 °F, bake cookies for about 20-22 minutes or until golden brown on the sides. Remove from oven and gently transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely (about 10 minutes) before enjoying. These cookies will be bigger than your typical cookie, so enjoy!
a peanut butter cookie stuffed with chocolate.

FAQs

How do I store these cookies? 

Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to three days at room temperature.

Can you freeze the cookie dough?

Yes, you can freeze the dough for up to 2 months. Be sure to store them in freezer-friendly bags.

These Chocolate Filled Cookies are easy to make, chewy, soft, and delicious. They are the perfect tasty treat for peanut butter lovers and chocolate lovers, and we hope these become your favorite cookies. Enjoy! ♡

a single peanut butter cookie with chocolate inside.

Chocolate Filled Cookies

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These Chocolate Filled Cookies are easy to make, chewy, soft, and delicious. They are the perfect tasty treat for peanut butter lovers and chocolate lovers.
a single peanut butter cookie with chocolate inside.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chill 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Yields 12 cookies
Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 60 gram milk or dark chocolate bar about 1 chocolate bar, cut into squares
Instructions
  • Mix Wet Ingredients. Add creamy peanut butter, room temperature butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar to a medium or large mixing bowl. Blend with a mixer until fluffy and pale. Then, mix in room-temperature egg and vanilla extract.
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1 cup light brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Mix in Dry Ingredients. Add all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt to the same bowl. Mix until a dough forms.
    1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt
  • Assemble Cookies. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out the peanut butter cookie dough balls and place a chocolate square in the center. Scoop another cookie dough ball and put it on top of the chocolate. Press the edges of the dough and shape the cookies.
    Place on a cookie sheet or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining cookie dough and chocolate squares, leaving about 2 inches in between on the baking sheet, as these cookies will spread when baking. Sprinkle some cane sugar on top for extra flavor.
    60 gram milk or dark chocolate bar
  • Chill Cookie Dough. You will want to chill the cookies for 15-30 minutes before baking for the best results. This helps with overspreading when the cookies are baking.
  • Bake Cookies. Once the oven is preheated to 350 °F, bake cookies for about 20-22 minutes or until golden brown on the sides. Remove from oven and gently transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely (about 10 minutes) before enjoying. These cookies will be bigger than your typical cookie, so enjoy!
Course: Cookies, Desserts
Cuisine: American-Inspired
Diet: Vegetarian
Nutrition Facts
Serving1gCalories310.68kcalCarbohydrates38.83gProtein4.99gFat15.81gSaturated Fat7.31gPolyunsaturated Fat1.81gMonounsaturated Fat5.51gTrans Fat0.31gCholesterol34.13mgSodium201.38mgPotassium145.41mgFiber1.48gSugar24.37gVitamin A258.11IUCalcium30.94mgIron1.7mg
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