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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Peanut butter and chocolate are my too favorite dessert flavors...so this was a great find for me.  They are kind of like a Nutter Butter...but better and the cookie is soft instead of crunchy.  And you just can't beat homemade!

I have to give a shout out to Skyler for requesting them for his birthday treat in Sunday school or they might never have been made.

So here they are in all their peanut buttery glory!

The dough...kind of a sticky consistency.  I was tempted to add more flour, but resisted and was glad I did.  The oil in the peanut butter made it not stick to my hands when I was rolling the dough into balls.

I think they key was letting them cool on the pan for 5 minutes after taking them out.  I'm usually not patient enough to let them cool on the pan, but it made them not break when I took them off.  

I just used my frosting kit (thanks mom) to squeeze the peanut butter cream onto the cookies.  Makes it not so messy.



All I can say is YUM! 



 Kade is in love with these =)


 Recipe: (I doubled it and it made like 30 sandwiches)
For the cookies:
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup quick-cooking oats

For the filling:
3 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
3 tbsp. heavy cream
Directions:
To make the cookies, preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat (I didn't have either...so I just sprayed the cookie sheet with PAM for the first batch- then after that the oil from the peanut butter made the sheet greasy enough I didn't spray it anymore).  In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Stir together with a fork to blend.  In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.  Blend in the egg and vanilla extract.  Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed just until incorporated.  Stir in the oats until evenly blended.
Use a small cookie dough scoop to portion out the dough (about 2 teaspoons), rolling each portion into a ball, and place them on the prepared cookie sheet, a couple inches apart (next time I might make them smaller because when you combine two big cookies and cream filling, it's kind of a lot and you can only eat one or two before it's too much).  Bake about 10 minutes (I did 8-9), rotating the sheet halfway through baking.  The cookies will be light golden brown and slightly puffed.  Let cool on the baking sheet 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cook completely.  Repeat with the remaining dough.
Once the cookies have cooled completely, pair them up by size.  To make the filling, combine the butter, peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Cream together until well combined.  Mix in the heavy cream until smooth and fluffy.  Use a pastry bag fitted with a plain round tip to pipe a swirl of filling onto the flat side of one cookie of each pair.  Sandwich together with the remaining cookie and press down so that the filling reaches the edges.  (Note: This filling recipe makes *just* exactly enough to fill the cookies.  If you like a large amount of filling or just want to be sure you have enough,  you might consider increasing the amount of filling by 50%.)

5 comments:

  1. I'd like to give my testimonial to the extreme deliciousness of these cookies. I'm making a batch this week. Thank you for introducing us to this goodness.

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  2. I am in love with you too because of these cookies. And I haven't even tried one (yet). I am now even more super excited to be moving to AZ for a while in the spring so I can come sample some amazing food you are whipping up. New idea for a deal- I'll buy the ingredients and you can experiment making yummy foods for all of us to share.

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  3. done & done! that is my dream job...have you guys found a place yet??

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  4. Carlie-
    When we both move to Colorado, lets start a catering company.

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  5. we will do the cooking and our slaves...uhh i mean our kids will do the cleaning! =) come home now okay??

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