Death By Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Or as Brian calls them, “Peanut Butter OD’s.”

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I’m SO over death by chocolate. I mean, it’s good and all, but if I’m going to die a food related death, I would rather die in the ooey, gooey, creamy/crunchy salty flavors of peanut butter. Yes please, that sounds divine.

And I know there are dozens of you out there who would agree.

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I was thinking the other day about the abundance of Death By Chocolate desserts, and I started wondering… why is there death by chocolate EVERYTHING, but any peanut butter dessert has to be paired with other things? Why can’t peanut butter stand alone as the shining star it is? So I set out to find a Gafas Ray Ban outlet combination of recipes that would do that.

I decided on cookie sandwiches  A simple enough recipe to combine multiple peanut butter goodies.  For the cookies, I halved the Soft Baked Cookie recipe I posted a few weeks ago. I also added an extra egg yolk and some corn starch to make the cookies softer and chewier.

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I then stuffed the cookies with a homemade peanut butter buttercream, and rolled them in peanut butter chips. Pure bliss.

Death By Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches
Serves: 20
 
Ingredients
  • For cookies:
  • 1 C flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp cornstarch
  • ¾ C brown sugar, packed.
  • ½ C white sugar
  • ½ C (1 stick) salted butter, softened.
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • ¾ C Peanut Butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For buttercream:
  • ½ c (1 stick) salted butter
  • ½ c peanut butter
  • 1 and ⅓ c powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and cornstarch. set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the sugars in an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the butter and mix to form a grainy paste. Add eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Chill well, at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 300˚.
  5. Drop 2-teaspoon size rounds onto a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies are slightly brown on the edges. Let sit for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Spread frosting on cookies when completely cool, and roll in peanut butter chips.
  7. To make frosting: Beat butter in an electric mixer on medium-high speed until creamy. Add peanut butter and mix until combined and fluffy. Slowly add in powdered sugar. Spread on cooled cookies and top with a second cookie before rolling in chips.
  8. Store cookies in refrigerator for up to 7 days.

16 Comments on Death By Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

  1. rebacox
    May 17, 2013 at 10:24 am (5 years ago)

    Yum Yum YUMMM! Cornstarch adds so much chewy texture to cookies why don’t more people bake with it?!?

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  2. cookingactress
    May 17, 2013 at 11:15 am (5 years ago)

    ohhhhhh OD’ing on peanutbutter….what a waaaay to goooooo 😀

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  3. Sally
    May 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm (5 years ago)

    peanut butter OD’s ha! Love it. And so true. I could eat these all day long. I love peanut butter everything 🙂

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  4. Lisa
    May 18, 2013 at 9:30 am (5 years ago)

    OH…WOW…I’m in love! PB rocks!

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  5. Amy
    May 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm (5 years ago)

    oh my… These cookies look DELICIOUS!! You make me wanna run in the kitchen immediately 😉

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  6. bakerbynature
    May 20, 2013 at 11:27 pm (4 years ago)

    Peanut butter is like magic to the soul!

    Reply
  7. kristascookin
    May 21, 2013 at 10:52 am (4 years ago)

    Sometimes Death by Chocolate can be a little much. Don’t get me wrong I am all about chocolate, but sometimes change is good 🙂 These little cookies look fabulous! My hubby would love them. I pinned this to my cookie board. Thanks so much for linking up with me 🙂 Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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  8. Adriana
    May 29, 2013 at 8:44 pm (4 years ago)

    This is a food death I could handle too. Last month all I wanted to eat was maple syrup but this month everything is peanut butter – thanks for helping me with a craving! These look great!

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  9. Averie @ Averie Cooks
    September 5, 2013 at 8:54 am (4 years ago)

    The texture of the cookies is PERFECT!!! So moist & look like they’d melt in my mouth!

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    • faith
      September 5, 2013 at 9:31 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Averie! They are the softest and chewiest peanut butter cookies, and that was thanks to the cornstarch trick I learned from you!

      Reply

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