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Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

2-3/4 dozen

Sandwich cookies are always a hit, and homemade ones like these that feature peanut butter and chocolate are guaranteed to please! Whenever we visit out-of-town friends, they ask if we'll bring a batch of these cookies. —Vickie Rhoads, Eugene, Oregon
Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 11 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan melt butter and shortening over low heat, Remove from the heat; stir in the cocoa, chocolate syrup and peanut butter until smooth. Cool.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until lemon-colored. Beat in the chocolate mixture and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until surface cracks. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
  4. In a large bowl, beat peanut butter and butter until fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Pipe or spread onto the bottoms of half of the cookies; top with remaining cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich cookie: 417 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (56g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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