Chocolate Surprise Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep time: 1 hour 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp shortening
  • 3 tbsp butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  2. Cream butter, shortening and sugar together in a standalone mixer or with an electric mixer.
  3. Add peanut butter and eggs and mix on medium speed until well blended.
  4. Add flour mixture a little at a time, using spatula to scrape sides while you mix in on low speed.
  5. When blended, remove dough with floured hands and form into a log. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. Cut ½ inch cookies from log and place on a baking sheet.
  8. Place ~6 chocolate chips in the middle of each cookie, and wrap with hands into a ball. Work quickly to keep dough as chilled as possible.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes, then cool on a wire cooling rack before serving.
Makes 12 cookies
Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at