Monday, March 14, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Went to a birthday party on Saturday and needed something tasty to bring and I remembered these cookies. I've had the recipe out for a while now because my sister wanted a copy and thought this would be an excellent excuse to put them the blog. I've had this recipe since I was a teen, it is from an old copy of Taste of Home Magazine; they are super rich and awesome in every way. The cookie tastes kind of like cocoa puffs and the filling in the center compliments the chocolate perfectly as peanut butter tends to do.

These are a little time-consuming to make but totally worth the effort.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
1 1/8 cup Butter
1 cup Baking Cocoa
1/2 cup Chocolate Syrup
1/4 cup Peanut Butter
3 Eggs
2 1/2 cups Sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
2 1/2 cups Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoons Salt
1/4 cup Butter softened
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Milk
1 teaspoons Vanilla
5 1/2 cups Confectioners' Sugar
In a medium bowl melt butter in the microwave or on the stove. Once melted mix in the baking cocoa, chocolate syrup, and peanut butter and set aside to cool. Meanwhile in a large mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar together for a about 2 minutes then stir in the butter/chocolate mixture and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking soda; then add gradually to the creamed mixture.

Cookie batter
Drop by large spoonfuls onto a big cookie sheet (15x10 inch is what I used) and flatten slightly.

Bake at 350 for about 11 minutes. (Cookies will look a little soft but they firm up after they have cooled.)

Unbaked cookies
While cookies are cooling mix together the filling. Cream the butter and peanut butter together; then gradually mix in the confectioner's sugar, milk and vanilla. (You may not need all of the milk. Just use until you get the consistency you want).

Spread the filling onto half the cookies then top with the other half.

Makes about 16 sandwich cookies.

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