Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
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Yield: 2 dozen sandwich cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup quick oats*
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, soda and oats. Set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and peanut butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high. Add the sugar, brown sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until the mixture is fluffy. Add the egg and beat until combined.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
  5. Roll or scoop batter into 1-inch sized balls, and use a lightly floured fork to make a criss-cross pattern. Make sure to leave about 2 inches between each cookie as they will spread a bit.
  6. Bake in the top half of the oven until the cookies are golden, about 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
For the Filling:
  1. Cream together the butter and peanut butter. Add the powdered sugar and mix on high. Gradually add the cream until mixture is really thick and smooth.
To Assemble:
  1. When cookies are cool, match cookie halves with similar sized-partners. Pipe a dollop of filling inside and use the other cookie to smush it to the edges.
Notes
*If you only have Old Fashioned Oats- you can make them "Quick" by just pulsing them in the food processor a bit to break them into smaller pieces.
Recipe by The Baker Chick at https://www.thebakerchick.com/peanut-butter-sandwich-cookies/