Ingredients

How to make it

  • For filling, blend together the 2 ingredients until smooth. Cover and chill for a couple hours to make handling it easier. While filling is chilling, prepare the cookie dough.
  • For cookie dough, cream together both sugars, butter and cream cheese until batter is fluffy. Add extract and egg, beating until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Take pieces of dough and roll into 1” balls. Make a deep thumbprint in the center of the ball and fill it with about 1 teaspoon of filling. Carefully bring the dough around the filling, covering it completely, and gently roll it again to smooth the dough and fully enclose the filling. Place the balls 2” apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees, for 9 to 12 minutes, until cookies are just barely browned on the bottom. Cool completely before frosting.
  • For frosting, cream the ingredients together until well blended. Frost each cooled cookie and garnish with some finely diced salted peanuts, if desired.
  • NOTE: I have also used a peanut butter frosting instead of the chocolate cream cheese frosting. Just omit the cocoa and cream cheese, add 2 tablespoons of melted butter and about ¼ cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter (add enough peanut butter to achieve the “peanutty” taste you like best – if I use crunchy peanut butter, I don’t bother with the chopped salted peanut garnish on the frosting).

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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    mmmm this recipe sounds just delicious
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  • pleclare 4 years ago
    yum
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    " It was excellent "
    helewes ate it and said...
    Krum....the effort was so worth it...my favorite cookies!
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  • elize 6 years ago
    MMmmmmm...I loove chocolate peanut butter cookies of any kinds, but these have got to be the best ones! I'm gonna make these somtime after dinner tonight and see how they taste! [I'm sure they will taste delicious] Thank you for the post KrumKake!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    debra47 ate it and said...
    I was just getting ready to post the same exact recipe. It is one of those cookie recipes that I made years ago and loved. For those individuals who love peanut butter cups this is the cookie for you!
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  • zena824 6 years ago
    These sound great too.... you can never have too many cookie recipes during the Holiday season and Im getting geared up for it...
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  • saavedra 6 years ago
    I am printing it off as I type this. The family thanks you KrumKake...:o) They will love these.
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  • michellem 7 years ago
    okay this one is new to me!! thanks they look so good! Im going to warm that kitchen up soon with these wonderful yummmy sounding little slices of heaven! Michelle
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  • kukla 7 years ago
    Oh MY!! Even my kid's know they have to surrender ALL of their Peanut Butter Cups that they get on Hallowe'en, over to me!! What a wonderful (sinfully so!) post...Thanks, Krumkake!
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  • dvisscher 7 years ago
    Yum yum yum yum yum!!! I'm makin' these tomorrow!
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Okay, Krum, now you have gone and done it. I'll have to make these for the husband. This is his all time favorite and even though it takes a little time, I'll have to make him a batch for his own. One of tyty's therapist used to make these each Christmas and gift us with a tin. My hubby would hoard them and eat every one!!!!!!
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  • marriage 7 years ago
    I like this recipe too. These cookies sound like they should be around through all of the holidays. Thanks for another great post.
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  • shirleyoma 7 years ago
    Krum, this sounds so good, gotta make um!! yummmmm
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  • angelgal 7 years ago
    Oh boy...my husband is gonna LOVE this!!! ;)
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