Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hidden Treasure Cookies

My kids love peanut butter cookies!  I was looking for a different kind so when I saw the recipe for the ones that didn't call for any flour I knew I wanted to try it.  However, I wanted to do something different with the dough.  I divided the dough, added in some cocoa and tucked a little treasure inside.  They are pretty sweet, but the kids didn't mind at all!  

 Ingredients are as follows:

1 C sugar
1 C creamy peanut butter
1 egg

2 Tbsp. cocoa

14 "mini" peanut butter cups


Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a non-stick cookie sheet.

Place sugar, creamy peanut butter and egg into a bowl.

Mix until you get a creamy dough.

Remove 1/2 cup of dough and place into another bowl; add the cocoa.

Mix until combined.

Take 1 tsp. of dough and flatten it out into a circle.

Place one "mini" peanut butter cup on top.

Wrap the dough around the peanut butter cup to form a ball.

Continue to roll all the balls then set aside.

Take about a tablespoon of peanut butter dough and flatten it in the palm of your hand.  Place a chocolate ball in the center.

Wrap the chocolate ball up with the dough until completely covered.  

Place onto the greased cookie sheet.  Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes; until golden brown.  Allow to cool for 2 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.

Take a bite and enjoy!

Please note:  the peanut butter dough is sticky!  Make sure you're working with clean hands then you should have no problem.  If you have any peanut butter dough left over just roll that up to make plain cookies.


  1. Oh wow. These look amazing! So easy and such a good idea. Every time I come back to your blog there is always something I have to try! :)

  2. My thoughts exactly sarah! Holy Cow! I need to make these.

  3. This is so awesome! I wouldn't mind them being too sweet either =o)

  4. You're sooo creative Lisa! I love surprises in my cookies - and this idea really scores big with my taste buds. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. My kids would never complain about "too sweet!" These look amazing with the Reese's double wrapped in dough! YUM.

  6. WOWWWW these look gooooooooooooooooooood!
    Definitely my kind of cookies :)

  7. That is such a creative idea! Those look so yummy!

  8. Wow!! Can't wait to pin these on my PB Chocolate board. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday

  9. I can't wait to try these. I have a blog hop on Wednesdays and I would love for you to link this tomorrow.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  10. This looks like so much fun! Perfect for a lunch box or a party.

  11. Thanks for linking your yummies up to Thursday Food Fest! Sarah

  12. These look delicious. Can't go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi

  13. drooling - pinned - thanks for linking with Kids in the Kitchen!

  14. Hidden Treasure indeed, these cookies are a treasure and an awesome treat. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. Found you at Friday Flair and thought just how scrumptious they look!

  16. Love these and should make them to take to work... Hubby has a peanut sensitivity so I only make peanut things to take to work :). Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  17. These look amazing! Can't wait to try ~ I'd love if you come visit me at to see my Hazelnut Peanut Butter Cups that I'm sure you will love :)

  18. This looks AMAZINGLY good!!! You're filling up my recipe binder haha :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

  19. This looks so good! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to VOTE on Sunday!

  20. These are so awesome LIsa! Totally loving the chocolate layer and, of course, the PB cup.

  21. Totally fabulous. They are being featured, this week at the Recipe Box.

  22. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. These look so good. I can't wait to try them.

  23. Those look so wonderful! And fun too. Gotta try these!

  24. Wow. Such a good idea, and a springboard for others. How about a mint chocolate or caramel. Hershey's kisses, Hugs, Dove or Bliss chocolates.

    You are wonderful


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