Muddy Buddy Cookies

Muddy Buddy Cookies

Muddy Buddy Cookies offer a delightful twist on the classic peanut butter cookie by incorporating a rich milk chocolate center and a dusting of powdered sugar. These irresistible treats combine the beloved flavors of peanut butter and chocolate into one indulgent bite, making them perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings.

Why Make Muddy Buddy Cookies

Muddy Buddy Cookies are a must-try for any peanut butter and chocolate lover. With their soft and chewy peanut butter cookies as a base and a decadent milk chocolate center, these cookies are sure to please your taste buds. Plus, they’re easy to make and perfect for sharing with family and friends or enjoying as a special treat for yourself.

How to Make Muddy Buddy Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper or spraying it with cooking spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a handheld blender, blend together the softened butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy and light in color, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the egg and beat to combine.
  4. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients and beat on low speed until combined.
  5. Take about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball. Place 12 dough balls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes. Note: Cookies will not flatten while cooking.
  7. Immediately after baking, gently press down on each cookie with a small flat-bottomed cup or bottom of a measuring cup to flatten them and create crinkly edges.
  8. Let the cookies cool completely on the cookie sheet, about 1 hour.

Milk Chocolate Center:

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl (such as a glass measuring cup), melt the milk chocolate chips and canola oil in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  2. Spoon a small amount of melted chocolate onto the center of each cooled cookie and spread it gently.
  3. Let the chocolate set and cool completely, about 2 hours at room temperature or 15 minutes in the fridge.
  4. Once the chocolate has hardened, dust the cookies with powdered sugar using a powdered sugar sifter, fine mesh strainer, or clean hands.

Serving Suggestions

Muddy Buddy Cookies are best enjoyed with a tall glass of cold milk or a hot cup of coffee or tea. Serve them as a delicious snack, dessert, or even as a special treat for holiday gatherings or parties.

Storage Info

Store the cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days. For longer storage, you can freeze the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet until firm, then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Thaw the frozen cookies at room temperature before serving.

Some Techniques or Tips

  • To achieve perfectly round cookies, use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough before rolling it into balls.
  • For a fun twist, you can sprinkle crushed peanuts or chocolate sprinkles on top of the melted chocolate before it sets for added texture and flavor.
  • If you prefer a darker chocolate flavor, you can use semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate chips for the center.

FAQs about Muddy Buddy Cookies

1. Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy peanut butter? Yes, you can use crunchy peanut butter for added texture and nuttiness in the cookies. Just keep in mind that the texture may be slightly different from using creamy peanut butter.

2. Can I skip the step of flattening the cookies after baking? While flattening the cookies is optional, it helps create the signature crinkly edges and ensures even distribution of the chocolate center. However, you can skip this step if you prefer softer, thicker cookies.

3. Can I omit the powdered sugar dusting on top of the cookies? The powdered sugar adds a touch of sweetness and visual appeal to the cookies, but you can omit it if you prefer. Alternatively, you can drizzle melted chocolate or peanut butter on top for decoration.

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