Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Cecelia Huddleston


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!


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes



Add to Grocery List

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


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

How to Make Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies


  • 1Line 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.
  • 2Preheat 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.
  • 3In 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

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

Leave a Comment

Easy Christmas Cookies For A Fantastic Cookie Tray Recipe

Easy Christmas Cookies for A Fantastic Cookie Tray

Kitchen Crew

During your next grocery haul, make sure to stock up on sugar, flour, and butter... it's cookie making time! A festive tradition in many households is making Christmas cookies. It's...

Pms Cookies Recipe

PMS Cookies

Kitchen Crew@JustaPinch

Salty, sweet and chocolaty, you can't beat these cookies full of peanut butter and fluffy! Click here for the PMS Cookies recipe!

Homemade Hostess Gifts For The Holidays Recipe

Homemade Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

Kitchen Crew

It's party season! Seems, for me, every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas I'm attending some sort of holiday party. Wherever I go, I like to bring a small homemade gift...