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Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

For some reason peanuts are not on the radar when it comes to dessert in China. Of all the interesting ingredients and flavors I’ve seen thrown into desserts, I can’t believe that the deliciousness of sweet peanut butter hasn’t caught on. Reese’s cups are no where to be found (even at import stores!) so if we are looking for a chocolate peanut butter fix, we have to take matters into our own hands.

I’ve had these cookies, from my friend  Nikki’s blog, bookmarked for what seems like forever. I can’t say why I waited so long to make them, but I can say that I am kicking myself for not having made them sooner! I fell in love with the texture of the cookie and I loved the look on Jesse’s face when he tasted the peanut butter and found the surprise. 🙂



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  1. I LOVE these cookies (the recipe I made called them “Magic in the Middles”). Lots of Asian people that I know actually have quite an aversion to peanut butter…probably because like you mentioned, it's not a flavor that's common in the region!

    Sorta related – There was also an interesting facial expression study that I saw once where the researchers went to a rural village in Africa somewhere and showed how the stimulus of peanut butter elicited the universal disgust expression (wrinkled nose, curled lip, narrowed eyes) while in the European researchers they showed delight!

    1. Jessica

      Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nikki

    So crazy that the whole world doesn't automatically love chocolate and peanut butter! 🙂 Don't you love the way these cookies look, too? So beautiful!

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