Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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Sandwich cookies are always a hit, and homemade ones like these that feature peanut butter and chocolate are guaranteed to please! Whenever we visit out-of-town friends, they ask if we'll bring a batch of these cookies. —Vickie Rhoads, Eugene, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:33 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 33 servings


  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 11 cups confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich cookie: 417 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein


  1. In a large saucepan melt butter and shortening over low heat, Remove from the heat; stir in the cocoa, chocolate syrup and peanut butter until smooth. Cool.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until lemon-colored. Beat in the chocolate mixture and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until surface cracks. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  4. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Pipe or spread onto the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies. Yield: 2-3/4 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies in Taste of Home June/July 2001, p33

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"Sounds like too much milk in the filling. I would add it slowly and stop when I got the consistency I want."

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"I would definitely make these again, but would cut back on the milk for the filling! It was way to soft, so I had to keep adding sugar to thicken it. But they are very good!"

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I want to try this recepie, but would like to know first if it freezes well? Has anyone tried freezing them?"

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I agree with wolfmommy that recipes shouldn't be rated unless actually tried. Good cooks can determine whether they like the ingredients, but an excellent cook would not rate it until he/she tried it to determine the correctness of amounts."

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"FILLING: Why not use Chocolate Peanut Butter mixed with whipped cream; add vanilla and if needed, add a little bit of the powdered sugar for taste."

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