Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

 I am sure you have realized by now, I love Peanut Butter!  It's perfect on toast for breakfast, on crackers for a snack, and of course in any of a bazillion desserts! When taking a break from my hundred outdoor summer tasks last week, I was reading through one of the "Taste of Home" cookbooks that my grandma passed to me. In it, I found my newest cookie adventure...  Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. This is such a delightful cookie! And tasty filling! As much as we love our cookies in this house, one sandwich is usually enough!

 Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies (Source Taste of Home)
1 c. butter-flavored shortening 
1 c. creamy peanut butter 
1 c. sugar 
1 c. packed brown sugar
3 eggs 
1 t. vanilla extract 
3 c. all-purpose flour 
2 t. baking soda 
1/4 t. salt 

1/2 c. creamy peanut butter 
3 c. confectioners' sugar 
1 t. vanilla extract 
5 to 6 T. milk

In a large bowl, cream shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add Vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.  

Shape into 1-in. balls and place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten to 3/8-in. thickness with fork. Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.   
For filling, in a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spread on half of the cookies and top each with another cookie.

***Note***  I matched the cookies up before frosting so that they would each have the closest sandwich mate possible.  

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  1. Yummy! I could see myself eating a few of these with a tall glass of milk, maybe more than a few. When I make them, I'd better make then small so I don't feel so guilty! Pinned.

  2. Thanks Joan! Yes, a tall glass of milk is almost a requirement with these! I'll be trying your Devils Food Cupcakes with the Peanut Butter Frosting! Love the Reese's to top 'em off!

  3. G'day! YUM! Could go for one right now!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers! Joanne
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