Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
FILLING
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.

  2. Shape into 1-inch balls and place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten to ⅜-inch thickness with fork. Bake at 375 degrees for 7–8 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  3. For filling, in a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spread on half of the cookies and top each with another cookie.

Recipe courtesy of

Taste of Home

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