Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

10 Jan

This is no ordinary peanut butter cookie!  It’s actually two cookies wedged together with a layer of luscious peanutty goodness!  I could eat my weight in these cookies!  That’s exactly why I don’t make them very often, but we had a house full of kids over recently for a pizza night and they always expect a treat.  By the way, before the night was done, I indulged in 3 cookies, and yes that is a total of 6 individual cookies plus filling!  That’s why I don’t make them very often, they’re just too good!

Cookies:

1 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup peanut butter

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling:

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

4-6 Tablespoons milk

3 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

Cream butter with sugars.

Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Beat in peanut butter.  Add all of the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix until well blended. You can sprinkle in a little extra flour if needed to make the dough easier to shape.

Form into balls (loosely shaped balls are fine, I don’t obsess too much over the shape)  Roll balls in granulated sugar and place on parchment lined baking sheet (or spray baking sheet with cooking spray)

Flatten in a criss-cross pattern with a fork dipped in sugar.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned.  Remove from pan and place on wire rack to cool completely before filling.

To make filling, place all filling ingredients in a mixer bowl, starting with 4 Tablespoons of milk and beat with electric mixer until smooth.

Add additional milk if needed to reach a good spreading consistency.  To assemble cookies, spread filling on the bottom of one cookie and place another cookie on top to make a sandwich cookie.  Assemble rest of cookies in same manner.  Enjoy!

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Cookies:

1 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup peanut butter

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling:

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

4-6 Tablespoons milk

3 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

Cream butter with sugars.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Beat in peanut butter.  Add all of the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and mix until well blended.

You can sprinkle in a little extra flour if needed to make the dough easier to shape.  Form into balls (loosely shaped balls are fine, I don’t obsess too much over the shape)  Roll balls in granulated sugar and place on parchment lined baking sheet (or spray baking sheet with cooking spray)  Flatten in a criss-cross pattern with a fork dipped in sugar.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned.  Remove from pan and place on wire rack to cool completely before filling.

To make filling, place all filling ingredients in a mixer bowl, starting with 4 Tablespoons of milk and beat with electric mixer until smooth.  Add additional milk if needed to reach a good spreading consistency.  To assemble cookies, spread filling on the bottom of one cookie and place another cookie on top to make a sandwich cookie.  Assemble rest of cookies in same manner.  Enjoy!

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One Response to “Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies”

  1. Leslie January 11, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    WOW! I’ve got to make these!!! :)
    Leslie

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