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Fill Me Up: Chewy Peanut Butter Cup!

January 29, 2010

22 seconds after I saw Jessica’s post about chewy chocolate cookies, I ran down to the kitchen and got to work.

I adore “How Sweet It Is”… her posts are witty, beautiful, and always look delicious.


I had an urge to fill the gooey cookies that appeared on How Sweet with something…


But how?


Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

adapted from “How Sweet It Is”, adapted from bakespace

  • 12 oz powdered sugar*
  • 2 oz organic cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 c. chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp Saratoga Peanut Butter (either Plain Jane or Chillin’ Chocolate)

Preheat oven to 350.

Stir dry ingredients together in a stand mixer. Turn mixer on low and add egg whites one at a time – the batter will be very dry until the last egg white. Add vanilla and turn mixer on high for 2 minutes.

Spoon batter onto a parchment- lined cookie sheet. They will be very sticky. With moistened fingers, “pull back” the center of each cookie and insert about 5 chocolate chips and a scant tsp of peanut butter. Close the cookie. (procedure shown below)

Bake for 15 minutes, then let cool before removing from parchment paper.

Makes 14 cookies.

*Alternatively, use 6 oz powdered sugar and 6 oz NuNaturals Baking Blend. I was on a sugar high just looking at the recipe and I wanted to try out this baking blend. They came out really good!


Drop the blobs of batter on parchment paper.



Wet your fingers!



“Pull back” the dough.



Add chocolate chips and a spoonful of peanut butter.



Fold them back up into their original blob- form.



All stuffed and ready to go!



15 minutes later…


Peanut butter, we meet again.


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Ooozing chocolate.

These were SO SO GOOD! Make them today! (And with 1/2 stevia, they’re only 16 g of sugar as opposed to 32… only half the sugar high haha)


In unrelated news,


Banana mudslide oats have taken over my life. I used my fluffy oat method, and stirred in 1/2 a banana (melted, of course).

1/2 the oats went into the cup, and then I added 1 T cocoa powder to the other half. It was topped off with Amazing Grass Chocolate/Almond milk slurry, the other 1/2 banana, Udi’s granola, instant coffee and Saratoga Peanut Butter’s new experimental flavor.

Heaven in a cup, my friends. Haha get it, mudslide oats in a Kahlua cup? I know. I know. 😀

Katie, I think this was a fusion of melted banana brownie batter, mudslide oatmeal, and heaven. Haha I should have crumbled a fudge baby on top to get in all the chocolate-covered food groups!


20 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2010 8:41 pm

    Nice cookies Mae. Wish I had my own kitchen 😦
    Wish you could make me oats!
    Your last pizza post was really impressive too.

  2. January 29, 2010 8:56 pm

    OHMIGOSH yours look amazing!!! 🙂

  3. January 29, 2010 9:06 pm

    I don’t know how you make time to bake such lovely things, but I am thoroughly impressed. 🙂

  4. January 29, 2010 9:10 pm

    mmmm those look so good!

  5. January 29, 2010 9:56 pm

    Those cookies look amazing!
    Same with the mudslide oats!

  6. Katharina permalink
    January 29, 2010 9:58 pm

    WOW!! Everything looks so delicious and scrumptious in this post. I love everything about it 😀 Yumyumyum. Not to mention I’m huge Udi’s granola fan!

  7. January 29, 2010 10:01 pm

    These look AMAZING.

    Just started reading your blog. Jessica (HowSweetEats) directed me here, because I am just about to graduate with a degree in Food Science & Engineering in May! Can’t wait to read more of your blog!

  8. January 29, 2010 11:07 pm

    We need to be friends in real life. No more of this online stuff!

    Hmmm, maybe my motives are selfish… I want you to cook for me 😉

    (But in all seriousness, it’d be so cool to meet up someday, because you’re OBVIOUSLY a sweetheart!!)

  9. January 30, 2010 4:24 am

    I love Jessica’s blog too! Your cookies look great!! 🙂

    Your oats look quite amazing!! You need to enter them into a contest!! 🙂

  10. January 30, 2010 5:45 am

    Those Cookies look yummy!
    I have to Try your method for melting banannas!!

  11. January 30, 2010 7:00 am

    Omg those look so amazing! I need to try them.

  12. Jenna Quick permalink
    January 30, 2010 8:35 am

    Your food, particularly your desserts (cuz I’m a junk food junkie) complete my life. 😀 True Story.

  13. January 30, 2010 9:30 am

    Oh. Yum. What a delicious, chocolate filled post!!! Those cookies look incredible. Peanut butter + chocolate = heaven on earth!

  14. January 30, 2010 9:57 am

    Yummmmmmmmmmmyyyyy. I’m not a huge sweet person (give me hummus anyday) BUT those cookies are making me salivate. If I had the ingredients (and it wasn’t freezing cold) I’d make these cookies ASAP. Maybe I’ll make them (and eat them…lol) tomorrow 🙂

  15. January 30, 2010 12:21 pm

    nom-a-licious! The whole stuffed-cookie trick is nothing short of genius. I need to go bake some cookies now–despite the fact that its after midnight!

  16. January 30, 2010 5:45 pm

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE the Saratoga Peanut Butter Company — I’ve featured them on my website too! I just wish they were sold in a retail location near me.

    And those cookies. I. MUST. TRY.

  17. January 30, 2010 7:48 pm

    Damn Mae, I’ll be stopping by more often, those are some sickeningly delicious photos!

  18. January 31, 2010 12:30 am

    Your mudslide oats look amazing!!!!! And I think you need to make those cookies for me and bring them when we go out to lunch. 😛

  19. February 15, 2010 8:15 am

    OMG how clever!! Love that PB peeking through!! YUM!


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