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Best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Recipe | Rich and Addicting

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are a delectable treat that combines the rich, nutty flavor of peanut butter with a creamy, sweet filling. These cookies are incredibly easy to make and are perfect for any occasion. Chewy and satisfying, these cookies will quickly become a favorite.

The Best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

When it comes to peanut butter cookies, these Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies stand out as the best. With a combination of peanut butter and butter-flavored shortening, these cookies are rich, chewy, and incredibly delicious. The creamy peanut butter frosting adds the perfect touch of sweetness, making these cookies truly irresistible.

Notes on Ingredients

  • Peanut Butter: Provides a rich, nutty flavor and creamy texture to both the cookies and the filling.
  • Butter-Flavored Shortening: Adds moisture and helps create a soft, chewy cookie.
  • White and Brown Sugars: Combine to give the cookies their sweetness and slightly caramelized flavor.
  • Eggs: Bind the ingredients together and add richness.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Forms the base of the cookie dough.
  • Baking Soda: Helps the cookies rise and become light and chewy.
  • Vanilla Extract: Enhances the overall flavor of the cookies and the filling.
  • Confectioners’ Sugar: Sweetens the filling and gives it a smooth, creamy texture.
  • Milk: Helps achieve the right consistency for the creamy filling.

How to Make Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Prepare ungreased cookie sheets.
  2. Prepare the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter-flavored shortening, 1 cup of peanut butter, and both sugars. Add the vanilla extract and then the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this to the creamy mixture, mixing until well combined.
  4. Shape the Cookies: Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheets, 2 inches apart. Flatten the balls with a fork.
  5. Bake the Cookies: Bake for 7-8 minutes, watching closely to remove them as soon as they start to turn golden. This helps keep them chewy. Cool on wire racks.
  6. Prepare the Filling: While the cookies cool, combine 1/2 cup of peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and milk in a small bowl. Add enough milk to achieve a creamy, frosting-like texture.
  7. Assemble the Sandwich Cookies: Spread the creamy filling on the flat side of one cookie and top with another to make a sandwich.

How to Serve Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Serve these delicious Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies as a dessert or a special treat with a glass of milk, a cup of coffee, or your favorite hot beverage. They are perfect for holiday gatherings, birthday parties, or simply indulging in a sweet peanut butter fix.

How to Store Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

To store, place the cookies in an airtight container with several pieces of bread at the bottom to keep them moist. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for up to a week. For longer storage, you can freeze the cookies for up to a month. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

NutrientAmount per serving% Daily Value*
Calories292 kcal15%
Total Fat13.67 g20%
Carbs37.94 g15%
Sugars26.51 g29%
Protein4.89 g10%
Sodium133.94 mg7%
Fiber1 g4%
Saturated Fat3.34 g17%
Trans Fat0 g
Monounsaturated Fat5.24 g
Polyunsaturated Fat4.68 g
Cholesterol16.67 mg6%
Calcium19.28 mg2%
Magnesium26.68 mg7%
Potassium113.79 mg3%
Iron0.93 mg7%
Zinc0.51 mg5%
Phosphorus71.97 mg10%
Vitamin A7.94 mcg1%
Vitamin C0 mg0%
Thiamin (Vitamin B1)0.12 mg10%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)0.11 mg8%
Niacin (Vitamin B3)2.43 mg15%
Vitamin B60.07 mg5%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)45.74 mcg23%
Vitamin B120.05 mcg2%
Vitamin D0.12 mcg1%
Vitamin E1.27 mg11%
Vitamin K0.08 mcg0%
Nutrition Information for Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs about Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Can I use a different type of filling?

Yes, you can experiment with other creamy fillings, such as chocolate ganache or a marshmallow spread.

How can I make the cookies extra chewy?

Ensure you remove the cookies from the oven as soon as they start to turn golden and cool them on wire racks.

Can I make the dough ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the dough and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours before baking. Just let it come to room temperature before shaping and baking.

Why should I store the cookies with pieces of bread?

Storing the cookies with pieces of bread helps maintain their moisture, keeping them soft and chewy.

Rich and chewy peanut butter sandwich cookies with a creamy filling on a white plate.

The Best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Discover the best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies recipe! These rich and chewy cookies are filled with creamy peanut butter frosting, perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Cookie Plate
Cuisine American
Servings 30 Cookies
Calories 292 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, 1 cup creamy peanut butter and white and brown sugars. Add vanilla and then eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each addition. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add slowly to creamy mixture.
  • Shape into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Flatten balls with a fork.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes depending on size (I tend to keep a close eye on them and remove them as soon as they start to get golden. This helps to make them chewy.) Cool on wire racks.
  • To Make the filling: Combine 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and milk in a small bowl adding enough milk to make for a creamy, frosting like texture. Spread frosting on one cookie and top off to make “sandwich”.
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These Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are a delightful combination of rich peanut butter flavor and creamy filling. Enjoy baking and sharing these scrumptious cookies with your loved ones!

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