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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies layered with lots of peanut butter and chocolate. A must make for the holiday season!
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
These peanut butter sandwich cookies are incredibly easy to make. Whip up a batch today.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut butter cookies, peanut butter sandwich cookies
Servings: 18
Calories: 358 kcal
Author: Kim Beaulieu of Cravings of a Lunatic
For the cookies:
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
For the filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
For the garnish:
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped peanuts
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/8 cup confectioners' sugar
For the cookies:
  1. 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.
  2. Sift together both of the flours, baking soda, and salt into a medium size bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
For the filling:
  1. 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.
  2. Now add the heavy cream and continue to cream the ingredients together with a spatula until the mixture is smooth and really fluffy.
  3. Putting it all together:
  4. 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.
  5. Serve with a big old peanut butter loving smile!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking's Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies


Blog Post originally published on December 17,2014.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.