Monday, November 10, 2008

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

So I post a lot of recipes, right? You people must think that I am nuts. Maybe you think I have nothing better to do than dirty dishes and clean them up. Or maybe you think I am REALLY fat. All these yummy things I post have to be eaten by someone. :)

But the truth is, cooking and baking are therapy for me. I'm not going to lie, moving away from my Southern California home has been hard. Ethan and I are quite good at throwing pitty parties for ourselves. When so much isn't consistent in my life, cooking is.

So I guess I could say that my best food is busted out when my life is hectic. Feel bad for me. Or just take advantage of my situation and come over and I will cook for you.

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 eggs
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups quick oats
Peanut Butter Molasses Buttercream, recipe follows

Set oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the butter and peanut butter together in a large mixer on high. Add the sugar, brown sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until the mixture is fluffy. Add the egg and beat until combined. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and oats together in a separate bowl and add to the butter mixture. Mix until well combined.

Place the batter onto a sheet pan by the tablespoonful, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake until the cookies are golden, about 10 minutes. Remove and let cool.
When the cookies are completely cool, put a teaspoonful of the butter cream. Top with the remaining cookies, pressing down until the filling squeezes out a bit. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Peanut Butter Molasses Buttercream:
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup peanut butter
¾ cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp molasses
1 Tbsp heavy cream
Pinch salt

Cream the butter and peanut butter together using an electric mixer. Add the sugar and molasses and beat until thick and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream and salt and beat one additional minute. Spread on the cookies immediately.


Janeen said...

my most favorite cookie. i didn't think their was any way to make it better, but you just did! Thanks Whit!

Melissa said...

Did you find a cake/candy supply store? Last time I checked, there is a Shepherds hiding in a toy store off University Ave by the Church Distribution Store and Deseret Book. I think the toy store is called Funfinity.

Ryan and Tammy said...

i'm sold.

Cakespy said...

Perfection in a (cookie) sandwich!

Emiline said...

Wow! Those sound crazy good.
I think we should use molasses more in baking, don't you think?

Kar said...

I made these tonight. My creations are never as pretty as yours, my molasses buttercream looked like runny red dirt. My family liked them though.

Kristen said...

i really DID lol when i read this. =)
the reason about why WE think you blog. i KEEP coming back here to read and make your recipes. ...although i am the one eating them, and i am slowly getting fatter. ...but the food is DElicious!!

rookie cookie said...

@Kristen - Thanks for your kind words! Come back as often as you need to.