Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
Total time: 
Serves: 18
A rich, jumbo, salty-sweet combination: creamy peanut butter frosting sandwiched between two peanut butter cookies.
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 cups icing sugar/powdered sugar
  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  3. In large bowl or bowl of stand mixer, beat together the butter and peanut butter on medium speed until combined. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if needed, then add egg and vanilla and beat well.
  4. Add dry ingredients to bowl and mix on low speed until combined.
  5. Scoop dough onto cookie sheets in 36-40 equal-sized balls (this will make 18-20 sandwich cookies). A small ice cream scoop works great for getting uniform balls! Press dough down lightly with 3 fingers to create indents on the top, then bake for 13-15 minutes, until lightly golden but still slightly soft. Let cool for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. When cookies are cool, make the filling: Cream peanut butter and butter on medium-high until blended and fluffy. Add icing sugar and heavy cream and beat on low until smooth and creamy, adding more cream a Tablespoon at a time if needed to achieve a spreadable consistency.
  7. Flip half of the cooled cookies upside down and scoop 2 Tbsp of filling into the center of each cookie. Top with another cookie, pressing gently to smoosh filling to the edges.
  8. Store in the fridge, but take out about an hour before eating for maximum flavour and icing ooze!
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