Saturday, October 18, 2008

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

I guess you could say I've been on a peanut butter kick lately, first the peanut butter candy corn cookies and now these super, ooey gooey peanut butter sandwich cookies.  Now let me tell ya, this is a cookie!  There is nothing better than the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, add a sandwich to the mix and it's awesome.  

I had been doing a lot of baking lately but none of it was stuff that I was making to stay around the house, so I decided to make some cookies that we would actually keep around the house.  Spencer is a huge fan of peanut butter, and his favorite candy is Reeses cups so this combination was the perfect choice to make and keep around the house.  They were a huge hit for him and everyone else that tried them.

The cookie recipe is one I created a few days ago, so I decided to make this my "staple" PB cookie recipe because the texture, thickness and finished product turned out perfectly.  These cookies stay chewy and moist for quite a while, they didn't get hard like a lot of the cookies do after they cool off.  I had seen quite a few different sandwich type cookies, so I decided to make the ultimate peanut butter sandwich cookie with peanut butter filling.  They turned out awesome, I know I will be making these many more times!  I hope you enjoy.       




3/4 Cup butter flavored Crisco

1 1/4 Cup peanut butter

1 1/2 Cup brown sugar

1/2 Cup sugar

4 Eggs

1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla

2 Teaspoons baking soda

3 Cups flour

1/2 Teaspoon salt



3/4 Cup peanut butter

2 1/3 Cup powdered sugar

1/4 Cup milk

1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla

2/3 Cup Reeses chocolate and peanut butter chips





Preheat oven to 350F.

For Cookies-

In mixer cream crisco and peanut butter until smooth.  Slowly add brown sugar and granulated sugar, mix until thoroughly combined.  Gradually add baking soda, flour, and salt; once combined add in eggs (one at a time) and vanilla.

Take a scoop of cookie dough about the size of a walnut, roll together in a balland place on prepared cookie sheet. 

Dip a fork in flour then press down on the ball of dough.

Take fork and press across the opposite way.


Bake on 350 for 8-10 minutes.  Remove from oven, let cookies cool on tray for 5 minutes then remove to cooling rack. 

For the filling-

To make the filling place peanut butter in mixing bowl and slowly add powdered sugar, blend peanut butter and powdered sugar until smooth.  Once combined slowly add milk and vanilla; mix completely.  Once everything is combined add chips and mix. 

Once cookies are cooled; spread filling on one cookie then place another cookie on top to make a sandwich. 

***This makes 30 sandwiches


PB Cookies 

Recipe Source: Lynsey Lou

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