Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Cecelia Huddleston

By
@Cecelia26

I was tired of baking the same Peanut Butter Cookies so I decided to make sandwich cookies. Since it's getting close to the 4th of July, I decided to make cutouts using my Star cookie cutter. These cookies are husband approved!


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
dash of salt, optional

CREAMY FILLING

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
colored sugars

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In medium bowl, cream shortening, sugars and vanilla. Stir in peanut butter and egg; mix until blended. In small bowl, combine flour, soda and baking powder. Gradually, add to creamed mixture.
2
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough. Using a 2" cookie cutter, cut dough into shapes. (If the dough becomes crumbly, mix in additional shortening about a tablespoon at a time). Place cookies on prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugars. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets and cool completely on wire racks.
3
In medium bowl, using an electric mixer, combine butter and peanut butter. Gradually, add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Stir in vanilla. If mixture is too thick, add a small amount of cream. If mixture is too thin, add additional powdered sugar until desired consistency. Spread filling on 1/2 of the cooled cookies. Top with remaining cookies. Store in covered containers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American