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Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:33 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 large 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
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 11 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

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fab411
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."

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Angie239
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!"

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joannm3163
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?"

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Laino
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."

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Annlin
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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socksjudy
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I think it sounds like a great cookie to make for a bake sale people are not afraid to indulge once in awhile and it donates to the cause ."

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daisy0909
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"Okay, here is an idea, use low fat yogurt or vanilla ice cream as filling with less peanut butter. Honestly, I don't know why women can't use their own minds and determine what is best for them and their family without being critical of others. We wonder why are children are so hateful and cruel to others, they have learned the behavior from their own parents."

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joannrandall
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I haven't tried this yet but plan on making it for some firefighters that are coming to help at our school. Should I refrigerate the cookies?"

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Sue Zappa
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I find it helpful when people give tips on how they cut fat, sugar & calories because I've done it for years! But, please, don't bash a recipe because you don't want to make adjustments that are necessary for you to enjoy it. Many people don't share your concerns. Most of us are "foodies" who enjoy cooking & sharing our creations with others. So, let's relax & enjoy sharing!"

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dihiggins
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I loved this recipe. Its great for birthday parties. I used real chocolate and the filling is a bit to sweet!"

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silverfox2951
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"These are very good. Everyone has to practice moderation when eating."

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afyankeesfan
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"With the amount of milk that is used in the frosting, along with the peanut butter and butter, I don't think the amount of powdered sugar it calls for (11 cups) is a typo. That sounds about right."

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wolfmommy
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I plan on trying these for a get together in the near future. They sound really good."

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Cook_aholic
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"Personally I think it's important to watch the nutritional values in recipes. There's a time for having fun and eating such a thing but most of the time our cooking needs to change and watching nutritional value needs to become a habit. What if you use reduced fat peanut butter as well as margarine. Use 2% or even 1% milk too. Cut down on the amount of powdered sugar by making your filling and only adding the sugar as you mix? When the consistency sticks together enough and is sweet enough don't add any more powdered sugar. I bet you can do without a lot more than you think. I also bet I can make the filling between the cookies not so thick. That will cut down on sugar and fat. Off to the kitchen to try it now."

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Ohio46
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I am not thinking the 11 cups of sugar is an error when you read the amount of milk and shortening. It is going to take a large amoun tof sugar to absob all that anwhen you look at the picture-it appears each cookie gets an immense portion of filling. They look absolutely delicious and tempting but I am diabetic so can't indulge."

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PeggyW55
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"Occasionally there will be an error in a recipe, in the case of the powdered sugar you might need to use a little common sense. Start with 1 cup then add more to get proper spreading consistency. As for the calories, if it concerns you then don't make them or modify the ingredients to lower the calorie count. I plan on trying them because I love the Chocolate Peanut Butter combo."

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huberta
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"I would love to try these cookies but could someone please tell me how much sugar I should use. I'm not good at redoing recipes. Thanks"

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jackofalltrades
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

" This is a tasty cookie. "

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BeaLetica
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"Love almost all your recipes...but this one already had too much sugar without the typo -11 c confectioner's sugar...someone please come up with an overall makeover."

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