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Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies

These yummy cookies allow your children to participate in many different aspects of the preparation. They can form the dough into balls. They can stir together the filling. They can fill the cookies. They can flatten the cookies. And, of course, they can eat the cookies.

¼ cup peanut butter
1-1/2 cups flour
½ cup cocoa powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup margarine, softened
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon nondairy creamer or soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
¾ cup powdered sugar
½ cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together flour, cocoa and baking soda. Cream together the margarine, sugar, brown sugar and ½ cup peanut butter until fluffy. Beat in egg, soy milk and vanilla. On low speed, beat in flour mixture. Batter will be thick. Form the dough into 32 balls and set aside.

For filling, stir together powdered sugar and ½ cup peanut butter. Shape this mixture into 32 balls also.

Slightly flatten each chocolate ball and top with peanut butter ball. Pull chocolate dough over peanut butter to cover completely and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake for 8 minutes or until just set. Cool on pan 2 minutes before removing to wire rack to finish cooling.