Cookie Monster Bakes Part 3: Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella filling

Before I start, let me first tell you one great news. I submitted a proposal to Foodbuzz for this month’s 24, 24, 24 event and my proposal was accepted! It was for a cookie recipe I’ve been trying out (and will probably perfect this weekend before the actual 24, 24, 24 day on Dec 31), so keep your eyes peeled for this year end to get a load of the cookies I was working on. It was not easy, I can tell you that.

Anyway, I must have been bitten by the baking bug or something because I can’t seem to stop baking up cookies recently. And eating them too. Heh.So, do you remember the chocolate filled peanut butter cookies I made a while back?

Well, I made them again but this time, instead of using creamy peanut butter, I used chunky peanut butter and instead of chocolate, I used nutella. This is what I got:

Peanut butter cookies with nutella filling

Peanut butter cookies with nutella filling

The reason I used chunky peanut butter is because I wanted some crunchy nuts in the cookie and I wanted to try if it’d turn out okay. And since I simply love Nutella, I thought, heck, why not use it as filling?

So, here’s the slightly different recipe for:

Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella Filling

Ingredients

For the dough:

1 1/3 cup fine flour

1/3 cup oat bran

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/2 tsp salt

6 tbsp butter, soften

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

6 tbsp chunky peanut butter

For the filling:

4 tbsp chunky peanut butter

5 tbsp Nutella

3 tbsp icing sugar

3 tbsp granulated sugar

1 tbsp malt chocolate powder

For the coating:

4 tbsp almond nibs

4 tbsp chocolate buttons

a dash of cinnamon powder

3 tbsp sugar

Instructions

Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream it with a mixer

1.Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream it with a mixer

2. Add in the egg, vanilla essence and peanut butter and beat well

2. Add in the egg, vanilla essence and peanut butter and beat well

You should get this type of mixture with chunks in it due to the chunky peanut butter

You should get this type of mixture with chunks in it due to the chunky peanut butter

Sift your flour, soda and salt and add in the oat bran

3. In a separate bowl, sift your flour, soda and salt and add in the oat bran

4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture

4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture

5. Combine the mixture well and you will get a sticky dough.

6. You can place the dough on baking paper and roll it like this.

6. You can place the dough on baking paper and roll it like this.

7. You can then refrigerate the dough for about 2 hours or until it is firm enough to shape.

In the meantime, you can prepare the filling:

1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it together with a spoon

1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it together with a spoon

Once mixed, the peanut butter-nutella filling should look like this

Once mixed, the peanut butter-nutella filling should look like this

And yet in another bowl, you mix together the ingredients for the topping except for the chocolate buttons.

Now, when the dough is firm enough, remove it from the fridge and cut it horizontally into about 20 pieces. Then you wrap about 1/2 inch balls of the filling with the dough and roll it into a ball. After that, just roll the ball around the topping and press two chocolate buttons on top.

Flatten the dough ball with a flat bottomed glass and place it on the cookie sheet.

Flatten the dough ball with a flat bottomed glass and place it on the cookie sheet.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and bake the cookies for about 6 minutes or so. Again, let me remind you that I used a fairly high-wattage (900 to 1200W) microwave cum convection oven so my cookies bake faster. You will need to adjust the temperature and baking time to suit your oven.

Once done, you will get these:

Peanut butter cookies with nutella filling

Peanut butter cookies with Nutella filling

These peanut butter cookies with Nutella filling are really great as a homemade Christmas gift or just for your own consumption. They are extra crunchy due to the chunky peanut butter and the Nutella filling is as good as the chocolate filling. Those chocolate buttons sure do add a burst of chocolaty flavour to it.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

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Comments: 6

  1. HoneyB December 24, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    lol, if I made these it would be for my own consumption. 😉 Probably wouldn’t share!

    HoneyB’s last blog post..Cowgirl Chocolates

  2. Nick December 24, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Looks fantastic! I agree with HoneyB, I don’t think I would share either.

    Nick’s last blog post..100th Peanut Butter Post Spectacular!

  3. lauren December 28, 2008 at 10:39 am

    wowoowowowowowowow!

  4. ck lam December 29, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Nice sharing this with us.

    Can you drop your email address to me. I have something to forward to you.

    ck lam’s last blog post..Azuma Japanese Restaurant @Queensbay Mall, Penang

  5. Foong December 29, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Hey everyone, thanks for the kind comments. Sorry for the really late reply. I’ve really been busy and as you can see, I hardly have time to blog too!
    And yes, I definitely don’t share these cookies, not even the last crumb…heheh.

  6. xin December 31, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    i love peanut butter! yr cookies look so yummmmmy

    xin’s last blog post..Happy 2009!

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