Here is how these delicious beauties come together. First you make the peanut butter dough. It comes together very quickly. One thing to note is to remember it needs to chill after you make it. While it is chilling, make the brownie batter truffle. Once the dough is chilled, roll it in balls and cover them in sugar. (Oh yeah!)
Next, you slightly flatten the dough making sure to mostly press down in the middle.
Bake them up, add the brownie batter truffle, let them cool and drizzle on chocolate. I used this squeeze bottle but you could also use a spoon by holding it up above the cookie to let it drizzle down.
Freshly drizzled cookies! Such a pretty sight.
Once the chocolate sets they are ready to eat! Be sure to share with all your friends since these are quite indulgent. Although you will definitely want to devour the whole batch because they are so darn good!
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Brownie Batter Truffle Peanut Butter Blossoms
Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups and Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Brownie Batter Truffles:
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 stick butter (1/2 cup), melted
In a medium sized bowl, combine cocoa powder, flour, and sugar. Mix well. Add melted butter and vanilla and stir until a thick batter is formed. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Roll the dough into small balls and place of wax paper. Press down on each one to flatten. Set aside.
Peanut Butter Blossoms:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
reserve 1/3 cup granulated sugar (for rolling the dough in)
Melted Chocolate for drizzling (chocolate candy coating, chocolate almond bark, chopped chocolate, *chocolate chips)
Cream butter and sugars together on medium speed. Add peanut butter, mix until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla, mix until combined. Slowly add dry ingredients. Stir just until combined. Chill dough for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rolls dough in balls (2 tablespoons each.) Roll each ball in reserved granulated sugar. Place on baking sheet. Slightly flatten the cookies down, mostly in the center by using 2 fingers. Bake 9-10 minutes until bottoms gets slightly golden and tops just start to crack. As soon as they come out of the oven, gently press in the brownie batter truffle. Let rest for about 5 minutes on hot cookie sheet then carefully transfer to wire cooling rack. Once completely cool, about 30 minutes, drizzle melted chocolate on top. You can do this in a variety of ways; place melted chocolate in a squeeze bottle or use a spoon to drizzle it on. Let cool completely. (You can place it in the fridge or freezer for 5-10 minutes to help it to firm up.)
*If you use chocolate chips melt about 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl along with 1 teaspoon of shortening. Melt 30-seconds at a time and stir in between.)
“I am entering this Brownie Batter Truffle Peanut Butter Blossoms in the Creative Recipe Contest hosted by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and Cookies and Cups!”
cookies and cups says
Oh my GOSH! I adore this recipe! LOVE that you included a recipe from both of us…genius! I need to make these 🙂
Shamene Medeiros says
wow they look so yummy! visiting from Marvelous Monday link party http://shamenesayitwithcake.blogspot.com
Becky (So Very Blessed) says
As I was reading out the names of all of the contest entries to my husband, I read yours and he said, “WHOA! Stop right there and make those right now!” These sound incredible! Fantastic job!
Yummo! This looks like something my kids would make themselves sick on. I could remedy that by making them say the recipe name 10 times fast before they get to eat one. :). I love it! Good luck in the contest!
Tiff aka Betty Crocker Wannabe
Kim of Mo Betta says
Oh my goodness! You had me at ‘brownie’…these look incredible!
This looks so great! I love the flavor combo, and the brownie batter truffle is so cool!
HEATHER GRAHAM says
Oh my! That definitely sounds like an award winning recipe to me! YUM! Thanks so much for linking it up at Tips & Tricks! I can’t wait to try them!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
These are such cute little treats! I bet they are delicious. Pinning and sharing on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks
Carrie R says
OMGosh! These look amazing! 🙂 I might make this for my next family reunion in a couple of weeks. This one definitely looks like a crowd pleaser.
Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week.
The Causal Craftlete says
Oh my! These look so yummy! Great cookie anytime or for a Christmas cookie exchange. Thanks for sharing!
Katie @ thecasualcraftlete.con
Jennifer Hughes says
Happy Friday! My Friday Flash Blog linky party is live @ The Jenny Evolution – a flash mob of blogs where you share your favorite posts of the week. Hope to see you there — you may just get highlighted next week!
Wanda Ann Olsen says
These sound like they could be my favorite cookie. New follower from The Best Blog Recipes.
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile
p.s. I host a link party on Tuesday and a blog hop on Sunday. Would love for you to come over @
Ohhhh these cookies look absolutely amazing!!!!! They sound like just the perfect cookie!!!
The Mandatory Mooch says
Becky, Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays. I love this recipe. What a tasty creation. This post will be FEATURED this week. The party goes live tonight. Thanks, Nichi http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/
Yum!!! How many cookies does this batch yield? Thanks!!
It makes about 28 cookies. Enjoy!