Peanut butter cookies – sandwich style

Like you need another baker shoving holiday sweets recipes in your face…but here I am, doing just that. Twelve days of Christmas sweets is what I wanted to call it. Well, that is what I am still calling it on my end. But at some point the last few days it dawned on me how f’ing dumb and unoriginal that actually is, but whatever, I am still going with it! Next year I will be more interesting 🙂

Regardless of how silly, the twelve sweet treats I am giving you for Christmas are f’ing awesome and not at all hard, you can make all of these things and the absolute rock star of your family’s Christmas.

I will be knocking out a few recipes a week – so check back a few times each week til Christmas and def try a few of thees out – but  my day of Christmas gives you a simple cookie that I have not made for Christmas yet, but damnit I am going to this year because these are so good and so simple. I mean, any kind of sandwich is something I want to eat, but a cookies sandwich – hell yes please. And peanut butter in the cookie and in the filling…it is like the greatest sandwich ever invented. the original recipe calls for honey roasted peanut butter, but I didn’t have any so I adapted with regular peanut butter and added honey to the filling, which lightens the sweetness and I think enhances the peanut flavor.

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Peanut butter sandwich cookies

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup natural chunky or smooth peanut butter I used all natural, only peanuts, no sugar SMOOTH
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 egg

For the filling

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter use Skippy natural spread or Jiff natural spread, the oil-on-top natural peanut butters don't work so well

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F. In a bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter, both sugars, egg, peanut butter, and vanilla, using the paddle attachment. Pour oat mixture into peanut butter mixture, mix until it just comes together.
  3. Scoop batter with a cookie scooper or tiny ice cream scoop or rounded teaspoonfuls on an ungreased baking sheet, don't forget to use space between each spoonful. Using your finger, pat dough down so they form small flattened circles. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. For the filling, beat together the confectioner’s sugar and peanut butter until light and airy, about 5 minutes with a stand mixer (whisk attachment) or a hand mixer.
  5. Place half of the cookies upside down. Two choices on what to do with the filling - either (a) put into a piping bag and cut small hole and pipe onto the upside down cookie, or (b) scoop with a tablespoon the filling into the center of each upside down cookie.  Place another cookie on top of filling and press together. Let the filling just comes to the edges, but not squeeze out.

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14 Comments

  1. Love these cookies! So easy to make and delicious! I used almond butter instead of peanut butter and it worked out great!

  2. These really do look awesome, the perfect combination of crunchy biscuit with smooth peanut butter 🙂 You can’t go wrong with peanut butter I love it!

  3. I love that these don’t have any flour! They look totally fabulous!

  4. I love peanut butter cookies! These sound super easy and look amazing!

  5. These look super yummy! I love the photos!

  6. I love peanut butter cookies! These look so tasty and easy to make. Thanks for this 🙂

  7. I don’t like peanut butter, but this looks yummy!👍

  8. I am not known as the ‘baker’ in the family, lol. But these look like something I can do with the kiddies who love peanut butter!

  9. I always wanted to bake cookies from scratch but as soon as I look at all the ingredients,I told myself again that I will definitely do this cookie recipe for Christmas!

  10. These biscuits are so delicious!! I will definitely give this recipe a try this weekend.

  11. I have 2 questions. 1. Do you have any left? and 2. Can you mail me some? They look delicious!

  12. Ohh I tasted one like this before and would want to make one. Glad I found the recipe for it. Let’s see if it will taste like the one I have tried before.

  13. My kids love peanut butter cookies, I’ll have to try these 🙂

  14. These cookies look so gorgeous! I want to dive right in.

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