Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Recipe
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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Recipe

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I'm a busy mother of two young children. I work in our school office and help my husband on our hog and cattle farm. When I find time to bake a treat, I like it to be special. The creamy filling gives traditional peanut butter cookies a new twist. -Debbie Kokes, Tabor, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:44 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 44 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 197 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls and place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten to 3/8-in. thickness with fork. Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For filling, in a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spread on half of the cookies and top each with another cookie. Yield: 44 sandwich cookies.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p27

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Reviewed Jun. 26, 2016

"My SIL loves peanut butter cookies and I tried these and he LOVED them. They are a fun twist on an old stand-by cookie~"

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Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"Oh my soul these are awesome. Use chunky pb for a bit of a bite."

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2015

"I found this a little too sweet also. I cut the quantities of each sugar in half and the results were great! I may try swirling Nutella in with filling, had a lot of requests to have chocolate in there somewhere."

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2015

"Two of my sons have chosen this as their new favorite cookie. I use half butter, half shortening for flavor."

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"These were really good!"

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