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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!

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

  • Author: Erika Bragdon
  • 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
  • 56 tablespoons milk


  1. 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.
  2. Cover and chill for 1-3 hours.
  3. 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.
  4. For the filling: Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Spread on the bottom of half the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies.