This is a cookie for the peanut butter lover. It was just a touch too much peanut butter in one bite for me, but I will admit that these cookies are very tasty. And very full of peanut butter.
I originally saw the recipe for peanut butter sandwich cookies in the new The Taste of Home Cookbook. I did not use the recipe for the cookies (because it called for butter-flavored shortening, which I don’t have any of because I don’t like shortening), but I did use the recipe for the filling.
The old-fashioned peanut butter cookie recipe comes from A Chow Life, who is a self-confessed peanut butter lover. I divided the recipe in half and ended up with 16 sandwich cookies.
The filling recipe… I also cut this recipe in half and ended up with enough filling to fill the 16 sandwich cookies, plus two or three tablespoons extra. I’m posting the full recipe here.
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 -6 tablespoons milk
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spread filling on half of the cookies and top with another cookie.