Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies


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!

Three cookies stacked on top of each other, with more cookies surrounding the stack.

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.

A stack of Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies next to a mint green bowl.

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!

Bird's eye view of Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies stacked on top of each other, with more cookies in the backgroundanut Butter Sandwich Cookies next to a mint green bowl.

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!

Peanut butter cookies on a wooden background - some cookies are in a mint green bowl, while others stand on their own.

What you need: 

Want more ideas like this? Subscribe today to get our weekly Ideas in Your Inbox newsletter plus other exclusive gifts and offers — all for FREE!

Kitchen Tools Needed: 

Ingredients 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 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.

Two stacks of sandwich cookies in front of a mint green bowl filled with more cookies.

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!

Close-up, aeriel shot of 3 cookies stacked on top of each other, with more cookies in the background.

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).

A stack of Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies next to a mint green bowl
Print Recipe Pin Recipe
No ratings yet

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These sandwich cookies combine the deliciousness of traditional peanut butter cookies with homemade peanut butter buttercream. You'll hardly be able to only eat one!
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Resting30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream, peanut butter, peanut butter buttercream, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter sandwich cookies, sandwich cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Lisa Favre


For the Cookies

For the Filling

  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk


  • Begin by preparing the cookies. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, both sugars and eggs.
  • Once all ingredients are creamed together, add dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  • 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.
  • To make the sandwich filling, add all ingredients to a large bowl and use an electric mixer to mix all of it together.
  • 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!


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
Did you make this recipe?Tag us on Instagram at @kenarryideas or leave us a comment rating below.

Love the ideas you see here on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®? Subscribe today to get our weekly Ideas in Your Inbox newsletter plus other exclusive gifts and offers — all for FREE!

What’s Next? 

Want more cookies? If you loved these Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, then be sure to check out my other cookie recipes!

Fully Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Our Family’s Best Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies

You may also enjoy these cookie recipes on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® –

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating