Imagine the tastiness of a classic peanut butter cookie paired with a homemade melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter buttercream? Well, you no longer have to daydream of it! These Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies bring this tasty combination to life!
Hello, foodie friends! Lisa from the Sugar Agenda blog here, ready to serve you with another tasty treat! Family and friends who are close to me know how much I have a soft spot for cookies. They are my absolute favorite dessert to bake. There are just so many ways to get creative with them!
Today, I am thrilled to share with you my recipe for Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. Let me tell you this: they did NOT last long in our household! My kids and husband just couldn’t get enough of them. I would often spot them reaching for another serving (and then another!). Before long, I had an empty bowl, filled with leftover crumbs of my delicious dessert.
I have always had a soft spot for sandwich cookies. Growing up, I remember craving Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies whenever I’d watch “Honey I Shrunk the Kids.” These cookie give me that nostalgic feeling. Sure, their flavor profile is completely different from those Oatmeal Creme Pies, but the concept of sanwiching a cookie with the help of smooth buttercream really takes me back!
How to Make the most delicious peanut butter sandwich cookies
Do you already know how to make peanut butter cookies? Well, then you already have an upperhand! These Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are so easy to whip-up! Keep on reading below to get the full scoop!
What you need:
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Kitchen Tools Needed:
These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
- Peanut butter
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Powdered sugar
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Tips:
When Possible, use an Electric Mixer
Now, hear me out: electric mixers are key to baking, especially in the “creaming” step.
I love to use either a hand mixer or stand mixer when it comes to creaming my wet ingredients – especially when you’re dealing with softened butter (just like in this recipe). This assures that all ingredients will be well-combined and actually in cream form.
When you cream with just a spoon, it will take LOTS of elbow grease. You do not want chunks of butter in your cookie dough because it will lead to uneven baking and spreading.
make them look like classic peanut butter cookies!
I used a fork to give them their “criss-cross” fork marks. There’s actually a reason why PB cookies have these: it’s for more even baking!
Peanut butter cookie dough tends to be a lot denser than other traditional cookies (like chocolate chip cookies, for instance), so giving them fork marks helps with the baking process. It makes them flat for more even baking (whereas other cookies spread on their own).
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
For the Cookies
For the Filling
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter softened
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, both sugars and eggs.
- Once the ingredients are well-combined and have formed a cookie dough, roll into 1 inch balls and place on the lined baking sheet, about 1 ½ to 2 inches apart from each other. (To make 24 cookies, you will need to bake in batches. Normally, 12 cookies can fit on a standard-sized cookie sheet).
- You will have leftover cookie dough, be sure to wrap in plastic and refrigerate for up to 7 days for later use.
- Flatten each cookie with a fork, using a crisscross pattern. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool completely before adding the filling.
- Flip over half of the cookies and use a piping bag to frost them with the peanut butter filling. Sandwich each one with an empty cookie.
- Serve and enjoy!
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