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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

44 sandwich cookies

I'm a busy mother of two young children. I work in our school office and help my husband on our hog and cattle farm. When I find time to bake a treat, I like it to be special. The creamy filling gives traditional peanut butter cookies a new twist. —Debbie Kokes, Tabor, South Dakota
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls and place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten to 3/8-in. thickness with fork. Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For filling, in a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spread on half of the cookies and top each with another cookie.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 197 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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