Peanut butter? Check. Chocolate? Check. Cookies? Check check.
Say hello to the ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich, one that is sweet, salty and incredibly hard to resist! You have two chewy chocolate cookies stuffed with a creamy peanut butter filling for the perfect two-in-one treat.
Cookies are my weakness. They were pretty much the first thing I learnt how to bake. And I think I spent the first year of my married life making cookies. Whenever we had guests over – out came the cookies. No one seemed to mind the repeat menu either.
I wish back then I realised how magical sandwich cookies are. I mean, who’s going to complain about eating two cookies at once? And these chocolate cookies go perfectly with the creamy peanut butter filling. Honestly it was hard to stop licking the spoon when making that frosting!
I don’t want to be a broken record so I won’t go on and on about how well chocolate and peanut butter go together (already discussed here, here AND here). I’ll just let these Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies do the talking for me.
So take your beloved chocolate cookies to the next level with this perfect peanut butter twist. I'm sure your chocolate peanut butter-loving friends will love you forever!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches
Makes 24 cookies / 12 cookie sandwiches
115 grams (1 stick or 1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar
50 grams (1/4 cup) caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
140 grams (1 cup) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cornflour or corn starch
40 grams (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
1 tablespoon milk
40 grams (1/4 cup) dark chocolate chunks
Peanut butter filling
60 grams (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
190 grams (3/4 cup) smooth peanut butter
125 grams (1 cup) icing or powdered sugar
Line two baking trays with baking paper. In a large mixing bowl, add the sugars and the butter and beat with an electric mixer until combined. Add the vanilla and egg and beat for a minute or so until smooth. Sift in the flour, baking soda, cornflour and cocoa into the mixture, and stir until combined and forms a chocolately dough. If it's a little dry, add the tablespoon of milk and then stir in the chocolate chunks.
Place the dough in the fridge and chill for at least 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (360 F) and roll balls of the dough until smooth using your hands and pop onto the prepared trays. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 8-10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
Add your peanut butter, butter (make sure its nice and soft) and powdered or icing sugar to a large mixing bowl. Beat together on low using an electric mixer until combined and then turn the speed up a little and whizz until your mixture becomes nice and smooth. Add your frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe onto one cookie and place another on top. Repeat with all cookies.