Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich Cookies #CookieWeek

Chewy peanut butter cookies with peanut butter cup pieces then sandwiched together with peanut butter frosting. Grab a glass of milk and dig in!


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Today marks the beginning of a beautiful week – it’s Cookie Week! Cookie Week is just what it sounds like – a week full of cookie recipes hosted by Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic to get you ready for the holiday with lots of ideas for gift giving and parties. I personally will only be posting three days, but we have over 20 bloggers posting all week with every cookie type you can possibly imagine, including treats for your furry friends. Even if you aren’t ready to make them now, be sure to follow the Cookie Week Pinterest board for recipes all in one place. We are also giving away fabulous baking-related prizes from KitchenAid, King Arthur Flour, OXO, Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar.

I’m kicking off the week with Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich Cookies. I took a chewy peanut butter cookie recipe, used peanut butter cups instead of chocolate chips, then sandwiched them together with peanut butter filling. A peanut butter lover’s dream that may require a glass of milk.


Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich Cookies | www.chocolatemoosey.com

I’ve had this idea in my head for a long time, ever since I used peanut butter cups as chocolate chips in my peanut butter cup bars. What prompted me to sandwich them together I’m not sure. I just know the more peanut butter, the better. Even if I hate drinking milk.


Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich Cookies | www.chocolatemoosey.com

I envision these wrapped up in a box, all ready to give away for Christmas. I bet they’ll mail well too. After all, what’s Christmas without a cookie exchange? This batch you see here was taken into work and devoured in almost no time. I’ve even had coworkers tell other coworkers to go grab a cookie at my desk.


Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich Cookies | www.chocolatemoosey.com

Of course if you just want the cookies without the peanut butter frosting, feel free to do just that (but I highly recommend you go all out with the peanut butter. Or even use chocolate filling).
Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich Cookies
 
Author:
Serves: 1 1/2 dozen sandwich cookies
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped peanut butter cups (the size of chocolate chips)
Filling
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
For the cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter until creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the peanut butter cups.
  4. Drop dough by the tablespoon onto the the baking sheets*. Bake 8-10 minutes or until the edges are set and the centers look done but are still soft. Let stand on the sheet for 4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the filling
  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the peanut butter and butter until creamy and smooth. On low speed, add the powdered sugar and salt and beat until combined. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Take one cookie and spread some of the frosting onto the flat side. Take another cookie and place on top, flat side down. Repeat with the remaining cookies.
Notes
*If your dough is too warm, chill in the refrigerator for about an hour before baking.

Source: Adapted from Nestle Toll House Best Loved Cookies
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If you liked these Peanut Butter Cup Sandwich Cookies, you may also like these recipes from me:

Here are the participants for Cookie Week. Be sure to check out their blogs all week for delicious cookie ideas:


Cookie Week Giveaway

As I said earlier, we have amazing prizes lined up this week thanks to our sponsors KitchenAid, King Arthur Flour, OXO, Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar.

Four lucky winners will win one of the following:

Prize #1: 1 (one) KitchenAid 9-Speed Hand Mixer plus 1 (one) 4lb bag of  Zulka Pure Cane Sugar

Prize #2: 1 (one) OXO gift set including the following:  1 (one) 3-in-1 Egg Separator, 1(one) Cookie Press, 1(one) Autumn Cookie Disk Set, 1(one) 3 piece Cookie Cutter Set, 1(one) Bowl Scraper, 1(one) 2 Cup Adjustable Measuring Cups

Prize #3: 1 (one) King Arthur Flour gift set including the following: 1(one) King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour -5lb bag, 1(one) Snowflake Cookie Cutter Set, 1(one) King Arthur Flour Pure Vanilla Extract, 1(one) Sparkling Sugar Collection, 1(one) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Wafers – 16oz and 1(one) 4lb bag of Zulka Pure Cane Sugar

Prize #4: 1 (one) Silpat Halfsize Mat and 1(one) 4lb bag Zulka Pure Cane Sugar

This giveaway is open to US residents and will be picked from random draw.  The winners will be notified via email and have 72 hours to respond, if not their prize is forfeited and another winner will be chosen.


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  1. Nikki Haley says:

    My favorite holiday cookie is peanut butter cookie with kisses on top!

  2. I love baking Christmas sugar cookies!

  3. So you say these mail well? I love pb cups, therefore I love these. For real this is the perfect pb cookie.

  4. Caitlin Scott says:

    My favorite cookie to bake and swap during the holidays are my peppermint meringues!

  5. I love shortbread cookies for Christmas

  6. Yay sandwich cookie buddies!!!

    I’m gonna confess something: I like yours better. I WANT EM. Mmmm the peanut buttery gooooodnessssssssss

  7. I must be in cookie heaven, those look amazing Carla, I am intrigued! Thanks for sharing this great recipe. =)

  8. Ooo I love the idea of cookie week! And even more so the thought of these cookies in my belly.

  9. Chocolate chunk cookies!

  10. I love baking soft gingerbread cookies during the holidays. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. My favorite cookie to bake during the holiday season is this “Fudge Meltaway” bar that was in a cookie book my mom had for a long time. It was a bottom layer of crushed nuts, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate and coconut, with a vanilla cream layer over that, and finished off with a thin layer of unsweetened chocolate.

  12. How can you say no to a cookie like this?

  13. So very brilliant, Carla…And playing into my weakness for PB and chocolate! Thank you for the recipe =)

    P.s. Gorgeous Pinterestable photos – as always =)

  14. holy heck! I need these right away!

  15. This looks soooo amazing! I want a few of these right now, though I’m sure that just one would suffice!

  16. Stacy Schuck says:

    I love nut goodies (chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter, butter all melted & peanuts and marshmallows stirred in)

  17. How about peanut butter frosting AND chocolate filling? Carla, these are seriously awesome!

  18. You lovely, lovely person–I rarely *ever* click through on cookie recipes that I already have bookmarked (so many PB cup cookie recipes already!), but the chewy factor in your photos caught me. I will most definitely be making these in the near future, hope to report back soon with equally good results! Cookie butter filling sounds like a possibility, too. Glad I took the time to check my post updates on Foodgawker today–wouldn’t have stumbled across this gem otherwise!

  19. This cookie has it all — pinned!

  20. Best cookie idea ever! Now, get in my belly. Pinned.

  21. The more peanut butter, the better…I totally agree with you on this!!! These cookies look amazing!!!

  22. I’m absolutely in love with this cookie peanut butter explosion. And I want it in my mouth.

  23. This looks like the ultimate way to enjoy peanut butter. It’s peanut butter overload, which is a-okay in my book! Pinning this to try soon!

  24. I love anything with peanut butter cups. sounds like a great recipe

  25. Are we exchanging Christmas presents? if so, I want these. No, really.

  26. Barbara Bradford says:

    I think everybody’s favorite cookie to get in their baskets is the old-fashioned Chocolate, Peanut butter No-Bakes.

  27. My favorite is spice cookies with pumpkin dip!! I got the recipe from my mom about 20 yrs ago and make it almost every year. Will be sharing the recipe next week at my blog.

  28. What an awesome idea, to have all these cookie recipes all together in one place! Let the holidays begin!!

  29. My favorite cookie? My mom’s recipe for Anise-flavored Springerli cookies.

  30. Definitely nut tarts, even though they are time-consuming!

  31. These look delicious. My favorite Holiday cookie has always been the Peanut Butter ones with the choc kiss in the middle!

  32. These cookies look like a dream come true! Love all the pb!

  33. My favorite cookies are probably M&M cookies, which look Christmasy with the holiday red and green M&Ms. Easy, cute, and delicious–what’s not to like?

  34. sounds great

  35. My favorite cookie is a pan cookie with mint & dark chocolate chips.

  36. No “may” about it. These lovely cookies definitely require a glass of cold, cold milk, Carla. I love everything about them!

  37. Found your recipe on Pinterest and used it for a cookie exchange. I won Best Cookie!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

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