Monday, February 8, 2010

PB Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

When I was younger, my mom let me write notes in her cookbooks after we made something. (I always felt a little scandalous being able to write in a book.) If something turned out great, I'd write "wonderful" if something turned out bad, I'd say, "never make again!!" We'd also make notes about how many a recipe feeds or how long something takes to make. It is so fun to page through a cook book and find my ten-year old handwriting telling me never to make saltine cracker bars on Good Friday because we can't have sweets on that day and the temptation is too great. I kept this tradition going when I got married and I encourage you to start it in your family. After many years you'll have a family journal that will be worth passing on to your grandchildren. Ryan paged through a cookbook and picked out these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies to try. Next to the recipe I wrote "Very good! Next time make cookies a little smaller and make extra peanut butter filling."
PB Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches
(Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Cookies)
3/4 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. plus 3 Tbs. flour
1/2 c. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
pinch of salt
Peanut Butter Filling
4 Tbs. butter, softened
3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
3/4 c. powder sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
In a stand mixer, beat butter until fluffy. Add sugar and beat until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until blended. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Slowly add them to the butter mixture and stir until just incorporated. Refrigerate the dough at least 2 hours! Line baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.  Scoop dough in small 3/4" balls and place 2" apart on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 F for 10-11 minutes. Carefully transfer on a cooling rack and let cool. Meanwhile, prepare peanut butter filling by mixing all ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth. When cookies have cooled, spread the flat side of the cookie with peanut butter filling. Top with a second cookie and press together to make a sandwich. Store cookies in the refrigerator.
Printable Recipe

1 comment:

  1. I've just got to make these for Scott! He'll love them :)