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Dipped Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

You’ll love to give tins of these chocolate-coated cookies to your lucky friends. The shortcut holiday recipe is almost too simple to believe! Here's how to make peanut butter cookies without eggs. —Jackie Howell, Gordo, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    15 sandwich cookies


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 30 round butter-flavored crackers
  • 1 cup white, semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  • Spread peanut butter on half of the crackers; top with remaining crackers to make sandwiches. Refrigerate until firm.
  • In a double boiler over simmering water or in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip sandwiches in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Because shortening melts at a higher temperature than butter, it’s useful for baking cookies that you want to have a nice uniform shape.
  • Dark chocolate not only tastes good, it’s good for you, too. It contains iron, fiber, antioxidants and even vitamin C. The higher the cacao content (cocoa bean solids, which may be listed as a percentage on the label), the higher the content of these components in the chocolate.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 sandwich cookie: 151 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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    • xxcskier
      Jun 8, 2020

      I received these as a gift many years ago, now they are one of my favorite things to make and give for holiday parties as a hostess gift or to new neighbors. These never disappoint.

    • Clownsgirl
      Mar 21, 2020

      My family started making these almost 30 years ago. Perfect for Christmas gift giving. Skip the shortening, though. Just use almond bark...a little healthier that way. :) We melt the chocolate in a big glass bowl in the microwave and dip with 2 forks. Using a glass bowl lets us warm up the chocolate as needed throughout the process. So easy

    • Kathy
      Jan 14, 2020

      I used Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers instead of chocolate chips. I used a tip a saw for dipping chocolate. I took two plastic forks, cut off the two middle tines of the forks and used the forks them for dipping into the chocolate. Makes the dipping so easy with no mess. I make these for my grandsons. They love them. Tastes like a reeses peanut butter cup to me. YUM

    • bassetgirl
      Nov 25, 2019

      I'm interested in making these, but how do you dip without getting the chocolate on your fingers?

    • Glenda
      Aug 30, 2019

      I grew up making these, not really a new recipe. Just use chocolate bark. Then no need for shortening. Much easier.

    • Kathleen
      Jun 3, 2019

      Cannot rate this as I have made them for years, but differently. I use chocolate almond bark, and they are delicious. I can't imagine that these aren't as well.

    • puzzlemad
      Jul 19, 2018

      I make these often at Christmas. The only difference is that I have always used chocolate almond bark. They are easy

    • shalo
      Jun 1, 2018

      so simple! I do not use shortening. Just melt in double boiler and dip.

    • gina.kapfhamer
      Sep 5, 2017

      My mom makes these every year for Christmas. This cookie recipe is even slightly more complicated than her version - she doesn't use shortening and just melts the chocolate in the microwave. Either way, you get a quick and tasty dessert that's easy to transport and share! PLUS the peanut butter fills you up a bit more than just sugar cookies do.

    • heaty89
      Feb 11, 2015

      For something so simple and easy, this quick dessert is delicious! They are addicting! Yum!