Thursday, January 6, 2011

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

I like to bake, I like to bake, a lot. I find it really just calms
my soul. I do most of baking late at night when the house
is quiet. I play some music and get into a zone. My kiddo's
are pretty picky, "long sigh" but, they love anything with
peanut butter in it. Peanut butter cookies being The King
of all cookies to my children. What's better than a peanut
butter cookie? A peanut butter cookie with filling in the
middle, of course.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
1 cup butter-flavored shortening
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 to 6 tablespoons of milk

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

48 comments:

  1. Hello val...can you stop teasing me. I love PB...but I am on a serious diet. Any low fat stuff?

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  2. oh man these sound sooooo yummy!!!!!!! thank you!

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  3. I love anything with Peanut Butter in it!!!!!

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  4. you had me at peanut butter.:)

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  5. These are so festive and pretty :) Can we have a baking party?

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  6. Those look so delicious. It is a good thing I don't like to bake...I would spend all my time eating :)

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  7. whoa! those look amazeballs! yum yum! thanks for the follow :)

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  8. Peanut butter cookies! A favorite! And filling, over the top good!

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  9. Never thought of doing my baking at night..
    (I guess I wish I enjoyed it as much as you do too:))

    These look so good...and I feel like peanut butter on this winter day!
    (Can I just live next you? Or can you ship them to me???:))))))

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  10. I LOVE peanut butter cookies, even better with peanut butter filling!!! I would like to come live with you! :)

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  11. Hi Val! My hubby loves PB cookies so I am definitely going to be trying my hand at making these! We are going through sugar withdrawl around here so we need something like this, right? :-) I love baking at night too but my son loves to be my helper so I don't always get to have those calm evenings!
    Vanessa

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  12. oh yum! That pic has me drooling!

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  13. Val - we are two peas in a pod. I find cooking and baking to be so calming too - that's where the name of my blog comes from. These cookies look great! I love the whimsy that the sprinkles add.

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  14. Yummy.... peanut butter cookies filled with more peanut butter! How will I ever keep my waist line?

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  15. Those sound & look divine! I'm going to have a recipe tomorrow!!

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  16. My husband's favorite cookies are peanut butter! Peanut butter sandwiched between 2 peanut butter cookies-what could be better!?!? :)

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  17. This sounds really yummy yo me, I love peanut butter too! Thanks for sharing :D

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  18. Anything with the words "peanut butter" draws me right in, and these are adorable!!! I love the sprinkles...too cute!

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  19. Oh My- I am with your kids - I just like a little chocolate mixed in!

    Susan

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  20. your picture is so pretty! these look amazing, i love peanut butter cookies!

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  21. SO going to make these!!! My Favorite!!

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  22. Looks fantastic, My Indy does not really like sweets just yet. I need her to like sweets for my butts sake..lol These cookies sound and look great.

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  23. Val, Oh goodness... I LOVE peanut butter cookies and these look absolutely delicious! Will have to try these- maybe this weekend!! :)

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  24. Yuuuuuum. My mouth is watering. I just brought 4 lbs back from Mexico so I better stick to your spaghetti salad. ;-)
    xo,
    abby

    P.S. I couldn't help but add you to my "blog love".

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  26. Oh, this would be perfect with my morning coffee right now! Happy New Year, Val. Look forward to many more wonderful posts this year!!

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  27. you've got some lucky kiddos!

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  28. Hey Val. I'm addicted to P.B. Can't wait to try these!

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  29. I printed this out right away! Thank you :)

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  30. Welcome as a follower! I am now following you.
    I love your blog, Val! So happy to find you.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  31. This sounds like a peanut butter lovers dream!! I'll take one with a big glass of milk!!

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  32. Thanks ladies.....they are so amazing. I have made them before and have put chocolate chips in the filling. Have a great weekend!!

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  33. I have picky eaters too. And believe it or not, peanut butter is not one of their favorites. ME? however.. I'de LOVE these..and would eat them all. They look sooo good.

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  34. How did you know I love cookies- much less peanut butter ones! I need to make these for my son- they would be alot less expensive than the Sammy Jammies he is addicted to right now!

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  35. Wow, these are definitely a pb lover's dream. I wish I could reach right in the screen and give one a try.

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  36. these look incredible!
    my hubby loves peanut butter cookies- I will have to make these for him! :) (Santa likes them too...ha ha!)
    BTW, I used most of my PB gift card on a purchase! should be arriving sometime this next week! I'll let you know when I get it- I will feature it in an upcoming post! EXCITED! :D

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  37. Be still my beating heart! These look divine!

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  38. What pretty cookies! I love to bake, and I find it calms me too. Your kids must love these!

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  39. Your peanut butter cookies are so pretty, well done!

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  40. Thanks for sharing these were so yummy!!

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  41. I don't know how I have missed this post but oh my! These look delish!
    xx

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  42. Peanut butter sandwich cookies are the BEST! YUM!

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  43. You are right - there isn't much better than a peanut butter cookie! I want to make these immediately! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays.
    Alissa

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