Sunday, November 11, 2007

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies



Last weekend I debated between these cookies and the iced pumpkin cookies (see below) all based on friend recommendations. As much as I loved the pumpkin and will make them again in the future, these peanut butter cookies, hit the spot! A new favorite in our house and I'm thinking about making them over Thanksgiving weekend as a treat, my father-in-law will LOVE them!


Ingredients

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup quick cooking oats
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 1/2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat well.
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir. Add oatmeal and stir.
Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet, and press each mound down with a fork to form 1/4 inch thick cookies. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes, or until cookies are a light brown.

To Make Filling: Cream 3 tablespoons butter or margarine with the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, and the cream. Spread filling onto half of the cooled cookies, then top with the other half to form sandwiches.


Husband Rating: When asked to rate these cookies on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best, he said...52!!!! He loves peanut butter and loved these cookies

Wife Rating: I loved them as well and definitely plan to make them again in the future. I am glad that the recipe only makes a total of 12 cookies otherwise I would be gaining a lot of pre-holiday weight! (2 dozen cookies=12 sandwiches)

Recipe from allrecipes.com, picture taken by me

1 comment:

ihearttodd said...

oooh yum! I totally have to make these for T esp after your awesome review. he's a big pb freak!