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The Best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies – Homemade Nutter Butter

The Best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies – Homemade Nutter Butter

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The other day, I introduced you to the Best Peanut Butter Cookies.

And they are seriously the best peanut butter cookies.

But what can make the best peanut butter cookies even better?

How about adding a thick peanut butter filling between two cookies to make a peanut butter sandwich cookie?

It sounds a bit like a Nutter Butter, doesn’t it?

peanut butter cookie sandwiches on plate

We sacrificed a few of our peanut butter cookies that we made on Saturday for this experiment.

And none of us were disappointed with our efforts. It was quite a tasty treat!

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Key to Success #1 – The Filling

The filling is very thick and fluffy and oh so peanut buttery.

It starts out with mixing softened butter and peanut butter until smooth and creamy. I recommend Jif peanut butter.

This recipe would not work well with a natural type peanut butter.

Tip! Make sure your butter is not melted at all.

If your butter is melted, the filling will turn out more like the base of a peanut butter bar and will not be like a creamy cookie filling.

But now that I think of it, the filling for a peanut butter bar might be really delicious between two of the best peanut butter cookies.

Perhaps that should be our next experiment?

peanut butter sandwich cookies

Emily helped me pipe the filling between the cookie layers.

We used a Wilton Cake Decorator Pro and a 1M open star piping tip to pipe the filling in a pretty swirl but that is totally optional.

There was one cookie leftover and Emily piped a mountain of filling on it. Who do you think got to eat that one?

If you love peanut butter, you should check out our Crock-Pot Reese’s Cake.

It combines chocolate and peanut butter for a fantastic dessert.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
homemade nutter butter

The Best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Combine the best peanut butter cookies with a thick and creamy peanut butter filling and you have these Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. These cookies are soft and full of peanut butter flavor. The peanut butter filling just takes them over the top!

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • granulated sugar

For the Filling

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter, Jif creamy
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, mix together butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Mix in baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add flour and mix well. Add peanut butter and mix until completely combined.
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls then roll in granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet. Use a fork to flatten dough.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until light brown.

For the Filling

  1. In a small mixing bowl, beat together softened butter and peanut butter until creamy. Add powdered sugar and mix well. Add 2-3 Tbsp milk until the filling is the desired consistency. 
  2. Pipe or spread filling between two cookies. 

Notes

For best results, do not use a natural type peanut butter. I prefer Jif creamy peanut butter.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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