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old-fashioned graham cracker cookies

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a recipe by
Becky Kuck
Saint Marys, OH

These, my mom, made for me and my brother when we were kids. She always called them "poor mans cookies." My kids always liked them too. Doesn't take much to make, and the recipe can be halved if it makes too many cookies for you. Believe me, they won't last long! Really good with a tall cold glass of milk.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A simple and classic graham cracker cookie kids and adults will love. The lightly sweet graham cracker is the perfect contrast to the thick and creamy peanut butter filling. Similar in texture to frosting, the filling is sandwiched between two graham cracker cookies. This is a quick and easy treat that's perfect for a snack or light dessert. This reminds us of an after-school dessert we had as kids all the time. You could easily put a bowl of filling on a plate with graham crackers and let kids assemble the cookies themselves.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
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serves 48 cookies
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For old-fashioned graham cracker cookies

  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
    smooth peanut butter
  • 4-6 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    whole milk
  • 6 pkg
    (sleeves) graham crackers

How To Make old-fashioned graham cracker cookies

Test Kitchen Tips
This makes a lot of filling. We suggest preparing the filling and keeping it in a covered container. Then, assemble the cookies as you want to eat them. They will get soggy after a while.
  • Butter and peanut butter whipped until smooth.
    With a mixer, whip butter until smooth. Add peanut butter and whip it up.
  • Vanilla and milk added to mixture.
    Add vanilla and 4 Tbsp of milk. Mix well until all is combined.
  • Slowly adding powdered sugar to bowl.
    Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until desired thickness. It should look a little thicker than frosting.
  • Spreading peanut butter mixture between two graham crackers.
    Carefully break the graham crackers into 2 pieces and add a lot of frosting. This recipe makes a total of 48 cookies. Store in sealed container. Graham crackers will soften over time but still yummy!