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                      Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
 
 Recipe By     : Sue Klapper
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           creamy peanut butter
      1/2  cup           confectioner’s sugar
      1/2  cup           packed brown sugar
      1/4  cup           sugar
      1/2  cup           butter or margarine -- softened
    6      ounces        cream cheese -- softened
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
    1                    egg
    2      cups          all-purpose flour
      1/4  cup           cocoa
    1      teaspoon      baking powder
                         ***FROSTING***
    1      cup           confectioner’s sugar
    2      ounces        cream cheese -- softened
    2      tablespoons   cocoa
    1      tablespoon    milk
 
 In a small bowl, stir peanut butter and confectioners' sugar
 until smooth.  Chill 15 minutes.  Meanwhile in a large bowl beat sugars, butter
and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
   Add vanilla and egg.	Combine flour, cocoa and baking powder; add to cream
 cheese mixture and mix well.  Roll into
 1 inch balls.  Place half of the balls 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. 
Make a depression in the center of each ball with your thumb; fill with 1
teaspoon of chilled peanut butter mixture.  Flatten remaining balls and place on
 top, pressing edges to seal.  Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.	Remove to a wire
rack to cool.  Combine frosting ingredients in a small bowl; stir until smooth. 
Frost cooled cookies.  Yield: 2 dozen.	Source:  Taste of Home Magazine:
June/July 1995.
 
 
 
 
 
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