April 17, 2012

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Today is Tuesday. Tuesday is, unfortunately, my least favorite day of the week.

Yesterday was Monday. Monday is, luckily, one of my favorite days of the week because of Freshley. I just love the people I spend Mondays with.

Speaking of Freshley, yesterday was our last small group, so I made cookies for everyone...Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies to be exact. 

If you're as much of a peanut butter lover as I am, you will love these cookies. PLUS, they got positive feedback from my small group, so I would recommend making them yourself (this is for you, Breanna)! 

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Yield: 18 sandwich cookies

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup quick-cooking oats
For the Filling
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

3 tablespoons heavy cream
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, peanut butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Finally, add the oats and mix until just combined.
3. Take about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a cookie ball. Place on a baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between the cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are slightly golden and the edges are set. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
4. While the cookies are cooling, make the filling. Combine the butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until smooth. Add the heavy cream and beat until light and fluffy. Using a knife, spread peanut butter filling onto the flat side of a cookie. Find a cookie the same size and sandwich the cookies together, pressing the filling to the edges.

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