Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Soft and chewy peanut butter sandwich cookies filled with an addicting peanut butter filling. Not too big and not too small, just the perfect size for dipping in milk! These cookies only get better as the days go by.

They get really soft and the sweet and salty flavors only get better. Who doesn’t like a sandwich cookie? The only thing better than a sandwich cookie is a filled cookie! You know a Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise CookieCherry Bon Bon Cookie, or perhaps a Chocolate Marshmallow Surprise Cookie. Yummy! Oh man, now I have cookies on the brain! I promise you will too after making these addicting little sandwich cookies! 😀

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Yield: about 4 dozen sandwiches


For the Cookies:
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter flavored Crisco
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar, plus 1/3 cup for rolling dough
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs

For the Peanut Butter Filling:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3-4 tablespoons milk


Adjust the oven racks to the upper- and lower-middle positions and heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the flat beater attached, cream shortening, peanut butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract and eggs one at a time and beat at medium speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Reduce speed to low. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl as needed.
Place the remaining ⅓ cup sugar for rolling in a shallow bowl. Roll heaping teaspoons of dough into ball between your palms, roll the ball in the sugar, and then place it on the prepared baking sheet spacing the balls about 2 inches apart Dip a dinner fork in cold water and make crisscross design.
Bake until cookies are puffed and set but not brown, 6-8 minutes. Cool cookies on cookie sheet until set, about 3 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely before filling.
To make the filling, in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the peanut butter, butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. add milk until desired consistency is reached. The filling should be thick but spreadable. (like the inside of an Oreo)
To assemble the cookies, shape cream filling into 2 teaspoon sized balls. Place cream filling ball into the center of one cookie. Place another cookie, equal in size to the first, on top of the cream. Lightly press, to work the filling evenly to the outsides of the cookie. Continue this process until all the cookies have been sandwiched with cream.

Love these Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies? If you like a little chocolate in your cookies then you will swoon for these Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies!

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26 Responses to “Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies”

  1. #
    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — August 19, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    Bowing to the cookie queen right now…

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    Tina@flourtrader — August 19, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    it is nice to see a recipe in which the peanut butter flavor stands alone. These do look awesome, wish I had a few. Thanks for sharing.

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    jennknee — August 19, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

    oh wow! I was definitely thinking recently how I wanted to make a peanut butter whoopie pie..but these look like they would satisfy that craving even more. My ‘slight’ addiction to peanut butter is already embracing this cookie to the fullest 🙂

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    Mandy@Withmilkandflour — August 19, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    These look seriously good. I could eat the filling on its own and be perfectly happy!

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    Caroline — August 19, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    You can never go wrong with a sandwich cookie…especially a peanut butter one! My favorite flavor of cookie. 🙂

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    Bluejellybeans — August 19, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    OMG! these cookies looks amazing.

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    Peanut Butter Fanatic — August 19, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    Yum! These look amazing. Perhaps the only thing that could make them better is using Peanut Butter & Co’s chocolate peanut butter in the filling.

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    ChgoJohn — August 19, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    I saw the picture and, without reading a thing, knew that I wanted them. Not one, not two, but all of them. Then I read that peanut butter was involved and I started checking the pantry for ingredients. This is gonna be good!

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    Maris (in Good Taste) — August 19, 2011 @ 8:28 pm

    Really really want one now!

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    Judy — August 19, 2011 @ 8:31 pm

    Every Friday I bake cookies for when my daughter gets home from school. These will definitely have to make it into the rotation!

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    The Teenage Taste — August 19, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

    Peanut butter cookies with peanut butter filling?! This is peanut butter overload!
    In a good way, of course! I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER! 😉

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — August 19, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    Great cookie. Love that you did a peanut butter filling too. Reminds me a bit of a Nutter Butter.

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    Anita Menon — August 20, 2011 @ 1:20 am

    A recipe where peanut butter is the star. It doesn’t have chocolates or nuts or any other flavouring to upstage it.

    The cookies look delectable

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 20, 2011 @ 8:32 am

    These look amazing! I love that it is double peanut butter:-)

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    Hester aka The Chef Doc — August 20, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Ooohhh! I’m glad to find a recipe where the peanut butter stays soft as time goes on 🙂 These sandwich cookies look off the hook 😉

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 20, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    WOW!! Those cookies look amazing! I love the filling!

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    overtimecook — August 20, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

    These look amazing! And the pictures are gorgeous! I just found your blog through FoodGawker and it looks great.

    Can’t wait to try this recipe- I LOVE peanut butter!


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    Angela FRS — August 21, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    OMG!!!!! Must. Make.

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    creativkitchen — August 21, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    My hubby will LOVE these!!! They look so good, and I would like to dip them in chocolate!! Mmmm!

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    Tres Delicious — August 21, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

    Oh great! another one of our peanut butter favorites. I’m gonna take it out from my kitchen and serve to my friends.

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    In Katrina's Kitchen (@katrinaskitchen) — August 23, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    I neeeeeeeeed one! My family would go crazy over this!

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    Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper — February 7, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    These were amazing! I just made them for a Cookie Time Tuesday Feature. I hope you can stop by and check it out.

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