July 31, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

2 cups. butter, cubed
1/4 cup. shortening
2 cups. baking cocoa
1 cup. chocolate syrup
1/2 cup. peanut butter
6 eggs
5 cups. sugar
5 tsp. vanilla extract
5 cups. all purpose flour
3 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt.

Filling :

1 cup. chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup. butter, softened
1 cup. milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
11 cups. confectioners sugar

     In a large saucepan, melt butter and shortening over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in cocoa, chocolate syrup and peanut butter until smooth. Cool.

    In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until lemon-colored. Beat in the chocolate mixture and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.

    Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350F* for 10-12 minutes or until surface cracks. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

    In a large mixing bowl, beat peanut butter and butter. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually add confectioners sugar; beat until blended. Spread on the bottom of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.

11 dozen


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