Peanut Butter Butterscotch Filled Cookies

Soft peanut butter cookies filled with an irresistible peanut butter butterscotch filling.

Serves: 21 cookies

Ingredients

½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup granulated sugar

Filling

  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar together on high speed until lightened and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, and continue to beat on low until mixture forms a dough.

Filling

  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  • Place butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute; stir until smooth.
  • Refrigerate for about 10-15 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until mixture is thick enough to scoop.
  • Scoop mixture into roughly Tablespoon-sized balls and place onto prepared pan.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.

Assemble

Place granulated sugar in a small bowl. Use your hands to scoop out about 2 Tablespoons of dough, flatten, place a peanut butter truffle in the center, wrap the dough around the truffle, then roll into a ball, making sure that the dough is fully sealed around the truffle.
Place on the prepared baking sheet, and flatten cookie slightly. Roll in sugar. Repeat with the remaining truffles and dough.
Bake cookies for 9-10 minutes, or until cookies look puffed and edges are set. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

As the cookies cool, the filling will thicken up. If you want super ooey gooey drippiness, heat in the microwave for 5-10 seconds!

Recipe found at MFHungryboys