If you like peanut butter cookies, you’re going to love this recipe for Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies takes a delicious chewy peanut butter cookie and nestles a creamy peanut butter filling in the middle. If you like peanut butter cookies, you’re going to love this easy recipe! Mmm… so good!
I love Peanut Butter Cookies. They’re one of my favorite cookies.
I don’t normally try to improve on a good thing – why mess with something if it works? But this recipe for Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies is the exception. It’s peanut butter cookies with a peanut butter filling!
It’s no wonder this Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookie is a family favorite and a hit with everyone – friends, neighbors, and family alike.
Don’t let it fool you – Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are surprisingly simple to make too.
How to Make Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
What You’ll Need:
Measure out the peanut butter and shortening first – try my mess-free how to measure shortening tip. Cream the butter and shortening in a large mixing bowl until well mixed and fluffy.
Add the peanut butter and sugars and beat well. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the flour to the creamed mixture. Do it slowly or you’ll end up in a cloud of flour! It’s a lot of cookie dough.
Once your cookie dough is mixed, test out how soft it is. Can you roll it into a bowl with your hands? If it’s too sticky, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours. I usually do.
Once it’s chilled enough to handle, roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten and make criss-crosses with a fork. My cookie dough was chilled enough and not sticky so I didn’t need to use any flour. But you may need to dip your fork in flour to prevent sticking.
Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes or until light golden brown. (I use very light-weight cookie sheets and needed to bake my cookies for closer to 11 minutes.) Your time may vary.
Remove to a wire rack and let the cookies cool completely. This recipes makes a lot of cookies.
For the Filling:
Combine all the filling ingredients and mix well. You can add a little more milk if you need it to be creamier. This may vary depending on the humidity. You want the filling to be spreadable.
I laid out all my cookies in rows and used a cake decorator’s bag to pipe a dollop of filling on half the cookies. This was quicker than previous times when I spread the filling on with a knife. You do it however you want.
Top with the remaining cookies.
Don’t you want one?
And there you have it – delicious Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies!
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
- Prep Time: 30 mins
- Cook Time: 8 mins
- Total Time: 38 mins
- Yield: about 3 dozen 1x
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5–6 tablespoons milk
- In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and shortening until whipped and creamy. Add the peanut butter and sugars and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Mix in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually add to the creamed mixture.
- Cover and chill for 1-3 hours.
- Shape into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten and make criss-crosses with a fork. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes or until golden. Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.
- For the filling: Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Spread on the bottom of half the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies.
At 32 I’m still trying to like peanut butter cookies. Not sure why I’ve never enjoyed them but my husband loves them. I’ll have to make him these, they look so good!
Laura O in AK says
When we are done traveling, I SO want to make these. Unless I can talk my MIL into doing some baking while we’re at her house. She loves that sort of thing and might enjoy doing this with the boys.
Okay, I suck at baking, but this looks very simple… thank you
I love peanutbutter cookies and I honestly never thought about filling them like this! Thanks so much for the idea!
courtney hennagir says
ooh,definitely trying these! thank you!
Janine Huldie says
These look so delicious and a huge peanut butter fan and so are my kids. So thanks for sharing and have pinned, too!! 🙂
Vicki Hale says
pinned the peanut butter cookie recipe! Vicki
I saw these on pinterest yesterday and had to pin them! They look absolutely scrumptious!
Sara Wood says
Wow! these look so good
Christina Strapp says
My husband and daughter would love these. Just pinned to pinterest, thank you for sharing.
My husband’s fave! I could not count the number I have made over the past 30 plus years of “homemaking”. I am gonna try that filling!
How do I half the cookie recipe?