Thursday, August 19, 2010

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies (Treats For Co-Irkers)

This marks the third week in a row that I've made treats for the co-irkers that include peanut butter in the ingredients. Am I a peanut butter freak? Well, yes I am, thank you very much for asking. However, if any of the co-irkers are not fond of peanut butter (or God forbid, allergic to it,) speak now or forever hold your peanuts. That was "hold your PEANUTS," in case you misread or have the mind of a 12 year old boy.

These peanut butter sandwich cookies will delight any peanut butter lover. The creamy filling takes them to a whole new level no doubt, but if you happen to find yourself alone at home while you're making these and promise to leave no evidence behind, I'd suggest you take one and roll it in mini chocolate chips. Go ahead. I give you permission. But only one, OK?

Peanut Butter Cream-Filled Sandwich Cookies (makes 3 dozen sandwich cookies)

1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

Cream together the peanut butters, shortening, butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs and vanilla, scraping down the bowl and beaters after mixing. In a smaller bowl whisk together the baking soda, salt, and flours. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well to combine.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls two inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly with a fork. (I used the plunger from my food processor.) Bake for 8-9 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for a minute or two on baking sheet before moving to cooling rack to cool completely.

Peanut Butter Cream Filling

1 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups marshmallow Fluff
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup powdered sugar
In a mixing bowl beat together all ingredients except for the powdered sugar until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat well to combine.


To assemble the sandwiches:

Take a tablespoonful of the peanut butter cream and place on bottom of one cookie. Take another cookie and place it, bottom side down, on top of the cream-topped cookie. Flatten slightly to spread the cream evenly.

36 comments:

Julie said...

Could I get one of these, please? I love all things peanut butter. Marshmallow fluff and peanut butter, yum!

June (Jbug) said...

Mags, my friend. You've just given me a replacement for whoopie pies. My goodness these look totally decadent.

The Southern Cookbook said...

This looks fantastic. I could eat a few of these right now. Looks very good.

Moogie said...

Girl... you are something! I love this decadent looking cookie.

Sue said...

I love peanut butter too and peanut butter sandwich cokies are the best! Delicious! Love the chocolate chip addition:)

Deeba PAB said...

A celebration of PB in cookies... wow!

Maria said...

These look amazing!

Susan @ SGCC said...

Heavenly! Absolutely heavenly!

Carolyn Jung said...

Co-irkers? I LOVE that. I'm going to tell my husband to start calling his colleagues that. But heck, they'd put up with that nickname in exchange for these irresistible cookie sammies.

Kat said...

Those look absolutely delicious! Lucky co-irkers!!

Merut said...

I have lots of co-irkers that would love these cookies!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love the term "co-irkers." The cookies look good too! My co-irkers would love them.

Nanan said...

Those are the most beautiful peanut butter cookies EVER. The use of your plunger is BRILLIANT and leaves the perfect marks!

Summer said...

These look amazing! I can't wait to make some of these! There may be no evidence left behind:) Thanks for sharing!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Oh my... these look absolutely amazing. I love peanut butter, so if any of the co-irkers aren't interested, I'd happily eat theirs!

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mysweetestday said...

These look amazing! I never would have thought of marshmallow fluff. Do you think butter would work the same as shortening?

Mags said...

mysweetestday: you could try butter, but I think it would change the consistency of the filling. I don't use shortening often, but for some reason it's crucial in "fluff" filling.

Co Irker said...

Well, I don't know about the rest of the coirkers but I happen to have a deep and abiding love of peanut butter. And so I will hold my peanuts (and nothing more because although I DO have the mind of a 12 year old boy, I happen to be a girl).

These were delicious - creamy center and salty sweet cookie. And they make excellent breakfast fare. What? If you think I didn't eat this the moment it came across my desk then you just don't know me.

Thank you so much our precise, paciferous philalethist.

TGIF

Cooking with K said...

These look absolutely yummy....I am going to make these with my g'children...I know they will love them!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

I love the swirls on top of your cookies. Sounds like a fabulous filling.

Jessica said...

These look and sound fabulous! Yum!

stephchows said...

no offense but I'd totally pick these over the strained green bean post you did today LOL :D sorry!!

Keri said...

Yep. You've out done yourself here. I'm crazy about these cookies. Great blog. Keri

Katrina said...

That is too funny about peanuts and boys! And yum to pb cookie sandwiches!

Anonymous said...

I recently made these and they were delicious! I put M&M's on the side and chilled them. The filling was so good, no doubt because of the marshmallow fluff and shortening. This is the first recipe of yours I've tried and I cannot wait try another!

Mags said...

Anonymous: thank you so much for taking the time to comment and let me know that you enjoyed this recipe!

Cucee Sprouts said...

How cute are these. I just recently started experimenting with nut butters. My newest favorite: an Almond Butter Pear Honey Pocket: a whole wheat pita pocket, smeared with almond butter, stuffed with fresh pears and strawberries, sprinkled with raisins, and drizzled with honey. http://cuceesprouts.com/2010/09/almond-butter-pear-honey-pocket/

beesus said...

I spent a great afternoon whipping these up for my baby brother starting off at college - they were a tremendous hit, and I am claiming, were in fact the key to burgeoning social life! Thanks for posting!

Cookin' Canuck said...

These are peanut butter cookies - times ten! Love the idea of the pb filling.

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

That is one amazing looking cookie! Hope the co-irkers appreciated them.

marla said...

These cookies are killing me as I am tucked into bed with my lap top. Think I will dream about these, loving the ones with the chocolate chips :)

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

yum, these look amazing! I love peanut butter :)

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Hey Mags,
For sure, I Stumbled this one! Looks like you got a great response too with 3,000+ views on SU already!

I would love a dozen of these cookies for after dinner and to share tonight!

Bon appetit!
CCR
=:~)

Megan said...

I love that you rolled them in the mini chocolate chips!

Beverly said...

These are awesome looking peanut butter cookies!!!