Impress your friends and family with these decadent, peanut butter stuffed chocolate cookies. Please feel free to substitute our natural peanut butter with any of our other nut butters.
You Will Need:
Peanut butter filling:
2 tbsp maple syrup
95g dark chocolate broken into chunks
3 tbsp vegan stick butter
105g brown sugar
30g cocoa powder
85g maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
135g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Mix together your peanut butter with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup in a separate bowl until it thickens. Spoon 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture onto a parchment lined tray or dish, do this 12 times to make 12 heaps and place in the freezer.
In a microwave safe dish, add your chocolate chunks and butter. Place the dish in the microwave and heat in 15 second intervals, stirring in between until the chocolate melts and becomes completely smooth.
To the chocolate mixture, whisk in your brown sugar, cocoa powder, maple syrup and vanilla, mixing until the cocoa powder is well combined and no cocoa powder clumps remain.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk to combine.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture. Fold the ingredients together until a uniform dough forms. Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rest on the countertop for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 180°C.
Portion out 2 tablespoons of dough into your hand and flatten with your fingers. Place the chilled peanut butter in the centre, and wrap the dough around it to seal. Roll the dough in your hands to smooth it out and place on a parchment lined baking tray. Flatten the dough slightly with your fingers, then repeat with remaining dough until you have 12 cookies.
Bake in the oven for 11 minutes. Once out of the oven, allow to continue to cool before enjoying.