Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Best Ever Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

I don't know about you, but I get a craving for a good peanut butter cookie more than I care to admit.  This is my version of what I think a peanut-butter, cookie sandwich should taste like.  I fill my cookies with a creamy peanut butter filling, laced with honey, and sometimes I'll even add a little smear of grape jelly or chocolate ganache for good measure.  This is a special treat for after school snack with a cold glass of milk for the kids, or for that matter for us adults.  Your never to old to enjoy a good peanut butter cookie!

Recipe:  350 degrees
Bake time: 8 - 10 minutes

Cookie Dough
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup Skippy peanut butter, creamy
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Cream butter, sugar until creamy.  Add egg and vanilla, cream until light and fluffy.  Add peanut butter, continue to cream until incorporated.  Mix flour and baking soda and add to cream mixture.  Mix well.  

Roll 2 Tablespoons of dough into a round ball.  Flatten gently, press with a fork to get the peanut butter traditional cookie design.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes on silpat or parchment.  Cool for 10 minutes, remove from pan and cool on rack.  

1 cup Skippy Peanut Butter, Creamy
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
3 Tablespoons honey
2  Tablespoons water
1/4 cup canola oil

Cream peanut butter with oil, honey and water.  Add confectioner's sugar and beat until smooth.  Add more oil if necessary.  Spread on one cookie and top with underside of another.  Makes 10 sandwich cookies are 20 plain cookies.  

Optional:  You can add grape jelly for a Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie or Chocolate Ganache.

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