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When the truffle cookie met the peanut butter cookie.


The best most gooey cookie ever, quite possibly was invented.

Truffle Cookies + Peanut Butter Cookies = what dreams are made of. Seriously.



I have none. Especially when it comes to baking! I swear waiting for that dough to rise is the most awful thing. Seriously, I hover over the bowl and watch the dough rise. Slowest hour and half of my life. But some how I do it. A lot.


So when I got to the point in this cookie recipe that said refrigerate the dough for FOUR hours, I was like “Uh Oh!!”.

I know, I know. The first rule of baking is always read the instructions BEFORE you actually start. While, I was in a hurry and most definitely did not have four hours! I mean who wants to wait four hours to shove a cookie in their mouth. Not me. So, I did what I do best and screwed with the recipe.


I am not going to lie. I was scared, but the second I pulled these guys out of the oven I knew they were golden. And don’t worry I have tested this recipe more than once now (um, read I just needed an excuse to make more of these cookies). I mean I absolutely NEEDED to make SURE they were good.

It’s confirmed. They’re delicious.

IMG_6029So what’s my secret. The Freezer! I know glamorous right, but it works, Oh it works beautifully.

And you know what else? These cookies are perfect for Valentines day. There is a whole lot of chocolate going on in this cookie. Ooey, gooey, melty (ya, I made that one up) chocolate. Then there’s the peanut butter cookie filling. Honestly, this cookie is just another example of why chocolate and peanut butter belong together. The other would be those Peanut Butter Stuffed Oreos.

The real challenge here is saving some for your Valentine. Not real sure if that’s possible.


Double Chocolate Truffle Cookies stuffed with Peanut Butter

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 194 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • In a large bowl, melt butter, bittersweet chocolate and 1 cup of chocolate chips. I do this in the microwave, beginning with 30 second increments and stirring until totally melted. Set aside and let cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, add sugar and eggs, beating on high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in vanilla extract and melted chocolate/butter, beating for another 1-2 minutes until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and the whisk or beater attachment, then remove it and stir in the dry ingredients with a large spatula until thoroughly dispersed. Fold in remaining chocolate chips. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer while you make the peanut butter cookies. Let the dough sit in the freezer for at least 20 minutes.
  • Place peanut butter and sugar into a medium bowl, mix to combine, then add egg, mixing until well combined. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place parchment paper (or a silpat) on an ungreased baking sheet. Remove the truffle dough from the freezer. Grease your hands with a little canola oil (cooking spray works really well, but water can also be used) then begin to scoop out about a teaspoon of dough placing them about 2 inches apart. Using your oiled (or wet hand) flatten the dough into a small round disk. Now take 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of the peanut butter dough and place it in the center of the flattened truffle dough. Scoop another teaspoon of the truffle dough and flatten into a disk. Place this over the peanut butter dough pinching the bottom layer of truffle dough together with the top. Repeat with remaining dough. Do this quickly and if you are doing the cookies in batches, refrigerate the dough in between rounds. Bake for 9-10 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking sheet. Once totally cooled, if desired, you can drizzle the cookie in melted chocolate.
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Recipe adapted from All Recipes.


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  1. My first batch is in the oven, but I had to use more chocolate dough than the 1 teaspoon that the recipe says to use. Is it really just ONE teaspoon? I can’t wait to try them because they smell amazing!

  2. Do you think it would be easy enough to add jam inside too? Looking for a good pb&j stuffed cookie recipe but love your recipes so much!

    1. Hey Julie,
      Sure, I think that would be a fun idea! I hope you love the recipe, let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  3. 4 stars
    These are super delicious. My only issues were how messy it was to assemble the cookies – my hands were covered with the dough, and toward the end scooping was a real chocolately nightmare. 1 teaspoon was not enough of the PB filling for each cookie for me. I used a small cookie scoop but still ended up with a ton of leftover PB filling and about 15 complete cookies.

    Worth it for the impressive end result, but I would need to make adjustments before making again!

      1. I had the same problem-too much pb filling. ????? I also subbed half the peanut butter for tahini. Have them in the oven now and can’t wait to try them.

        1. They turned out awesome! I had to bake them for twice as long as stated in recipe and had 3 peanut butter “cookies” left over that I baked for 10-15 min. I think if you had a bowl of water set aside to dip your fingers in for every other cookie you wouldn’t get sticky fingers. Hope this helps someone else!

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe is AMAZING! I made these for my family and they all loved them! The first batch, I followed the instructions and took the chocolate dough out after 20-30 minutes. I only did one cookie sheet and then put the chocolate dough back in the freezer for a couple hours. In retrospect, I think I would do them all immediately next time or put the chocolate dough in the fridge instead, because the last two cookie sheets made much rounder, taller cookies. Still great, but I like the look of the first batch (look exactly like the pictures above). Thanks for the recipe!

  5. I am not domestic whatsoever and I had to make cookies for a swap at work. These bad boys were the talk of the party. Thank you so much for saving me! I am obsessed with your blog and believe me, I share the good news of Half Baked Harvest. Keep up the great work and be kind to yourself sister, you are amazingly talented.