Friday, February 10, 2012

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

How do you make a soft, chewy peanut butter cookie even better?  Slather some peanut butter buttercream in the middle.  Add a glass of milk.  Heaven.

Peanut Butter Cookies makes about 15 sandwiches
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

Melt butter, shortening, and peanut butter together in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl.  Stir in brown and white sugar.  Add egg and vanilla, stir to combine.  Sprinkle in baking soda.  Stir in flour a little at a time until a thick dough is formed.

Scoop even sized teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  You want a soft cookie with just a hint of crispiness around the edges.


Peanut Butter Buttercream
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar

Beat together the butter and peanut butter until smooth.  Add in the vanilla.  Slowly mix in the powdered sugar.

To assemble: take two cookies of fairly equal size.  Spread a healthy smear of buttercream on one of the cookies.  Place the other cookie on top and squish down as desired.


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