Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies - Week 10 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

Raise your hand if you like chocolate and peanut butter.  That's what I thought, most of you do!  I was lurking around Pioneer Woman's site in honor of cookie week and happened upon these delights.  They are a creamy, oh so delicious peanut butter filling sandwiched between two chocolate cookies.  What's not to love?
The cookies are so quick to make, they take a little help from a box of cake mix.  The cook time for the cookies is only 10 minutes and the filling comes together in a snap.  If you are looking for a tasty treat to make at the last minute, add these to your list!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
from: The Tasty Kitchen
2 Eggs
½ cup Vegetable Oil
¼ cup All-purpose Flour
1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
¾ cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
2-½ cups Powdered Sugar
3 Tablespoons Milk

For the cookies:
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly whisk eggs and oil in a medium bowl. Mix in flour and cake mix until well blended. Roll into 1 inch balls and bake for 8-10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet. Cool completely on a wire rack.
For the filling:
In a bowl cream together cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla. Add in powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add in milk a little at a time until you get the desired consistency.
Spread about 2 Tablespoons of frosting onto the bottom of one cookie and then place another cookie on top.  Repeat with remaining cookies.  Enjoy!

The next time that I make these (oh there will so be a next time, maybe as soon as this batch is gone and maybe with a mint filling), I will flatten the cookies a little before they go in the oven.  I like to use a cookie scoop, but sometimes cookies retain too much of that ball shape and don't flatten out.  That happened here, so my sandwich cookies looked a little more round than they should have.  They still tasted great though and that counts for something.
The recipe says it makes 16 servings, but we all know that I never get that many.  I was able to get about 14 sandwiches and a lot of leftover filling.  I'm thinking of making a batch of brownies and putting the filling on top and then a layer of melted chocolate over that.  Does that sound fantastic or what?  Stay tuned for that experiment!
Oh and make sure you have a big glass of milk nearby, these cookies require it!

Can you believe we only have two more weeks of cookie posts?  That means Christmas is right around the corner, hooray!
Week 10 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:


  1. I'm thinking you just cant go wrong with that tasty combo. Plus I like easy! :)

  2. Oohh, Ooohh, I do I do. I do love chocolate and peanut butter. These cookies sound fantastically delicious.

  3. Oh my! These look amazing! I'd love to try one right now!

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  5. Ah! My two favorite things!! YUMMY

  6. Absolutely d'lish cookies!!! I can so imagine pouring myself a nice tall glass of milk and diving into a plate of your cookies!

    Happy Weekend!
    ~avril :-)

  7. I think I could dive down in the middle of those cookies and set up camp there...they look so wonderful!

  8. These look great and I love that they are fast and easy.



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