peanut butter sandwich cookies

October 6, 2011

Turns out when you start a blog, you have know a bit more about computers than just how to turn it on. Good thing I have nice people who help me with the crazy stuff. Cookies = thank you.

I wanted to title these browned butter and peanut butter sandwich cookies, but that sounded weird. So did peanut and browned butter sandwich cookies. So I settled on highlighting only the peanut butter up top – since it is really the key – but the browned butter in the filling really adds flavor. You could definitely use non-browned butter too, but it takes like 5 seconds. Come on! Do it!

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Makes 2 dozen cookies

Cookie recipe adapted fromĀ Smitten Kitchen

For the cookies:
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup cocoa
coarse sugar for sprinkling

For the filling:
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter, browned

In a small bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. In a larger bowl combine the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and cocoa until smooth. Add the flour and beat until combined. Gather the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic, and chill for at least 30 minutes.

When you are ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick, stamp out cookies and sprinkle with sugar. Bake the cookies until slightly puffed (about 8-10 minutes). While cookies are cooling, combine the ingredients for the filling. Spread a little filling on half the cookies, and sandwich with the remaining half.

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Megan Ramaley October 7, 2011 at 11:30 am

Love your blog :) So fun to see people start doing amazing things :)

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Lillie October 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm

thanks Megan!

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Elizabeth October 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I too am excited to discover your blog! Those cookies look amazing. And as a native Brooklynite who has lived far away for a while, I share your love/hate relationship with the city, your opinion that the borough is “full of awesomeness,” and your love for all things with butter and leggings :) Happy baking and blogging!

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Molly October 10, 2011 at 11:50 am

Love this! Not only do the cookies look amazing, but the packaging looks so cute and creative! These would be adorable and delicious wedding party favors!!!

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Angela August 5, 2012 at 8:22 am

Delicious! So quick and simple. I did halve the sugar in the peanut butter filling and then add flour/cornstarch dissolved in water so the filling wouldn’t be so watery.

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