These peanut butter sandwich cookies are incredibly easy to make. They are sure to impress your family and friends. Whip up a batch today!
Welcome to Day Three of Christmas Week. This event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We hope to inspire you to break out those holiday sprinkles and get your bake on!
Some days require copious amounts of sweets. You know what I’m talking about. Those days where the world drives you crazy. Well the day I made these let’s just say the world drove me to the brink of insanity. Luckily baking soothes me.
Enter peanut butter sandwich cookies. I mean look at these bad boys. It’s peanut butter cookies stuffed with peanut butter filling. Then you drizzle some chocolate over top. Perhaps shake some fabulous confectioner’ sugar over that. Then dunk the edges in crushed peanuts.
I know right. It’s a peanut butter lover’s dream. Every layer jam packed with peanut goodness. You really need these in your life right now. I need these in my life right now. We all need these in our lives right now.
Delicious cookies similar to Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies:
- Chocolate Coconut Cookies
- Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies
- Santa Cookies aka No Bake Coconut Macaroon Cookies
- Coconut Filled Sandwich Cookies
- S’mores Cookies
- Shortbread Christmas Mice
- Black Forest Sandwich Cookies
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie Sandwich Cookies
Swing by all the participants to see what they’ve been whipping up for the holidays:
- Peppermint Spritz Cookies by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Scandinavian Fruit Soup by Farm Fresh Feasts
- Egg Nog Pound Cake by My Catholic Kitchen
- Coquito Cheesecake Flan by Mind Over Batter
- Mulled Wine Fruit Gums by Food Lust People Love
- Soft Caramels by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Eggnog Icing by From Gate to Plate
Places to stalk Cravings of a Lunatic!
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1/4 cup finely chopped peanuts
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate
- 1/8 cup confectioners' sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. If you find the paper slides about too much you can always press a little of the cookie dough under the paper so the paper sticks the pan. It's a neat little trick to stop the paper from sliding around when you take the cookie sheets in and out of the oven.
Sift together both of the flours, baking soda, and salt into a medium size bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine the butter, peanut butter, and sugar. Use a stand mixer or hand mixer to cream the mixture together until it's light and fluffy.
Now add the vanilla and egg while continuing to cream the mixture until it's smooth and fluffy. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes if using a mixer.
Grab your flour mixture and mix that into creamy mixture by hand. You want to mix it just enough to incorporate it, do not over-mix it.
Now drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto the cookies sheets. Leave about 2 inches in between each cookie, then press the cookies down to flatten them a bit, so that each one is about 2 inches wide.
Place in the oven and bake for about 12 to 14 minutes, or until the cookies are golden in colour. Remove cookies from the oven and allow to cool on pan for a few minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to allow them to cool completely.
Cream the confectioners' sugar, butter, and peanut butter together in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth and you can't help but swipe some out of the bowl.
Now add the heavy cream and continue to cream the ingredients together with a spatula until the mixture is smooth and really fluffy.
Putting it all together:
Match up the cookies by size and shape, they should look similar for each side of the sandwich cookie. Start filling each set with the peanut butter filling, use an offset spatula to smooth the mixture. Press each side of the cookie together slightly so the filling adheres to the cookies perfectly. You can then drizzle them with chocolate and/or confectioners' sugar.
Serve with a big old peanut butter loving smile!
Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies
Blog Post originally published on December 17,2014.
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