Peanut Butter Cookies with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache

Prep time
3 hr
Cook time
14 min
2 dozen

Do you have a peanut butter lover in your life? Add this recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache to your rotation, stat! Dinner Bell Butter makes the cookies soft and super rich, and the ganache is creamy and chocolaty. And, AND! The center of each cookie has a sweet peanut butter filling. With crushed peanuts and flaky sea salt sprinkled on top, these cookies are the dreamiest, peanut-butteriest cookies in the world.

How To:

  1. Whisk flour, salt and baking soda in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and dark brown sugar together in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Mix in peanut butter. Add in eggs one at a time and mix well. Mix in vanilla.
  4. Stir in flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Divide two into two logs, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  6. To make the peanut butter filling, stir peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla extract and salt together in a medium mixing bowl. Form mixture into 24 approximate 1-inch balls.
  7. Heat oven to 375˚F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Slice peanut butter cookie dough into 24 slices. Wrap one slice of cookie dough around each peanut butter ball and seal it in, rolling dough carefully into a ball. Place dough balls on cookie sheet.
  9. Place 1/4 cup granulated sugar on a small plate. Dip a flat bottom glass into sugar and flatten down dough balls slightly.
  10. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until cookies are golden. If using 2 baking sheets, rotate baking sheets halfway through baking.
  11. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  12. To make the chocolate ganache, simmer cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips in a small mixing bowl. Let sit for 3 minutes. Stir cream and chips together until smooth.
  13. Spread ganache on half of each peanut butter cookie. Sprinkle ganache with chopped salted peanuts and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

Recipe courtesy of Go Bold with Butter

Made with love + simple ingredients