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Creamy Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are so rich and delicious. If you love peanut butter, you are going to love these. Once again, the neighborhood kids give these a thumbs up. I had one kid in the kitchen helping spread the filling. She was thrilled to help and lick the spoon! It reminded me of helping out in my grandmother’s kitchen. I always got to lick the beaters, but I had to share with my sister (so not fair, right?).
This is a great recipe for peanut butter cookies, without the filling. But, trust me, you want the filling. I am craving it right now.
Step 1: Mix the peanut butter, shortening, and sugars.
Step 2: Add the eggs, one at a time.
Step 3: Add the flour mixture and mix.
Step 4: Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, and press down with a fork. Make a criss-cross pattern. See below. I use a silicone mat. It works great and clean up is easy.
Step 5: Bake the cookies at 375-degrees for approx. 7 to 9 minutes.
Next, make the filling. It’s easy. Throw the peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk into a medium bowl, and mix the ingredients. If your filling comes out a bit thick, just add a tablespoon of milk at a time. Once you finish the filling, spread it onto the cookies, and enjoy!
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 6 Tbsp. milk
- In a large bowl mix the shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and sugar.
- Add the eggs and mix, one at a time.
- Add the vanilla and mix.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the flour mixture to the batter and mix.
- Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Flatten the cookie with a fork in a criss-cross pattern.
- Bake for approx. 7-9 minute until golden.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk.
- Spread the frosting on one cookie and top with another to create a sandwich.