Sunday, May 23, 2010

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

In my blog-hopping the last few days I have encountered peanut butter, peanut butter, and more peanut butter! Peanut butter cookies, peanut butter bars and peanut butter brownies. I eat peanut butter from a spoon, so no complaints here:) I never tire of the stuff! I decided it was time to make a recipe I have on my infamous "to bake" list. I found it not too long ago on one of my favorite websites for recipes, Fine cooking. These cookies just jumped out at me when I saw them on their site! Just look at them...
They did not disappoint! This truly is a 5-star recipe! The combination of the chewy/crispy peanut butter cookie and the creamy peanut butter filling is out of this world! These cookies are so rich, that eating just one(which is really like two:)) is quite enough to satisfy your sweet tooth and/or hankering for the goods from Skippy:) Try it, you'll like it! I guarantee.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
For the cookies:
6 oz. (1-1/3 cups) all-purpose flour
2 oz. (2/3 cup) cake flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
6 oz. (12 Tbs.) unsalted butter, completely softened at room temperature
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
For the filling:
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 oz. (6 Tbs.) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
3 Tbs. heavy cream
1/4 cup coarsely chopped roasted unsalted peanuts
1/4 cup coarsely chopped semisweet chocolate, or mini semisweet chocolate chips

To make the cookies
Heat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment. In a medium bowl, sift together the two flours, baking soda, and salt. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, peanut butter, and sugars with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg; continue creaming until smooth and fluffy, about 3 min. with an electric mixer (longer by hand). Stir in the flour mixture by hand just until it's incorporated; don't overmix or the cookies will be tough. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of batter, spaced about 2 inches apart, onto the lined baking sheets. With floured fingers, flatten each dab of batter into a 2-inch round. Bake until the cookies are puffed and golden, 12 to 14 min., rotating the baking sheets if needed for even baking. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool.

While the cookies cool, make the filling
In a small bowl, cream the confectioners' sugar, butter, and peanut butter until smooth. Add the heavy cream; continue creaming until smooth and fluffy. Stir in the chopped peanuts and chocolate.
To assemble
Transfer the cooled cookies to a work surface, flipping half of them over. With an offset spatula or a butter knife, spread a scant teaspoon of filling onto each turned-over cookie. Set another wafer on top of each filled cookie, pressing gently to spread the filling. Store sealed at room temperature or in the refrigerator.


  1. ok, that's ridiculously fantastic!

    ps. thanks for all the comments and blog luv at my place!

    hugs! Kim @
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  2. Oh, I'm adding these to my very long "must make" list, too! That filling with the chocolate chips sounds incredible!

  3. these sound outrageously gooooood!

  4. I cannot wait to make these! sounds like a really yummy memorial day weekend treat to me. I recently made PB cookies myself.

  5. Oh, my. Oh, my. Really these are like some kind of peanutbutter lovers overload to-die-for, out of this world fantastic dream cookie. I just made some peanutbutter chocolate cookie bars that were delicious, but really, not this delicious. WOW.

  6. I can't stop looking at these! I keep coming back to your blog just to view them again. :)

  7. Hehe I seem to be coming across a lot of Peanut Butter recipes too! Which is fine by me as I love the stuff :) These look fantastic!

  8. Oh my goodness those look FABULOUS! MMM :)

  9. just knew I was a peanut butter freak, didn't you? lol OMG..I'm LOVING this recipe and they look incredible! Bookmarked and I'm blaming you for the weight gain when I eat a whole sheet of 'em ;D.

  10. This looks like comfort food to me. Love the addition of chocolate in the filling.

  11. Yours look sooooo good. It's too funny because I have a recipe similar to this one all printed out and ready to bake for a BBQ this weekend! I hope they turn out half as good as yours look. Great cookies!

  12. these look amazing, i love the filling..yum


  13. I eat peanut butter straight from the jar so these look like heaven on a plate. Might have to wait until people are coming over otherwise I'd probably eat the lot!

  14. Sue, I made these cookies yesterday for my family and they were a huge hit. Thanks so much for put them up. You're a terrific baker! Thanks for stopping by my blog, your're a sweetheart.

  15. I know I am ridiculously late on these, but OMG these look gooooood!!