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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

The cold, windy, rainy and snowy weather is not only good for quilting, but it is also good for baking! Last week I found a recipe for peanut butter sandwich cookies and being the peanut butter lover that I am, I had to try them. Let me tell you...they did not disappoint!

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies


1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour


1/2 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon finely crushed graham cracker crumbs

Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar with an electric mixer. Add the egg, salt, and peanut butter and beat until well blended. Put the oats in a blender and blend on medium speed until they are almost as finely ground as flour. Add the oats and flour to the mixture and blend well.

Pinch out small portions of dough and roll into 1-inch balls in the palm of your hand. Press these flat on ungreased cookie sheets so that they form 2-inch circles.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until light brown around the edges. While the cookies bake, combine the filling ingredients in a small bowl. When the cookies are cool, use a butter knife to spread a thin layer of filling on the flat side of a cookie and press another on top. Repeat.

Makes 2 dozen cookies or 1 dozen sandwich cookies.

*Don't let the fact that there isn't any baking powder or baking soda in the cookie recipe throw you off...follow the recipe as is and they will turn out perfectly. However, I did make a change to the filling and added a tablespoon or two of milk to make it easier to spread.

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