Thursday, May 23, 2013

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling (Better than the Girl Scout Verison)

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It's been an exciting week here.  Our 4 1/2 year old Black Lab Derby had her first ever littter of pups.  I guess she figured if she could only do it once , she'd do it up right.  She had 13 puppies!  It's pretty amazing watching these little guys, Paul and I love them!  I actually got some baking done this week as well.  To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.
 I found these cookies on Allrecipes.  I love finding recipes like this to share with you.  You just can't pass up a cookie that has 843 great reviews on it.  And they were right!  This is one terrific cookie!  A lot of reviewers said this cookie was better than the Girl Scout equivalent.  I've never had the Girl Scout version so I can't make that comparison, but I can tell you that they went over like gang busters here!  An oatmeal peanut butter cookie with a creamy peanut butter need this.

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The recipe directions said to take a fork and press the cookie dough down.  I didn't want tong marks on top of the cookie so I used my 1 TBLS measuring spoon and smoothed the cookie dough out to a circle.  The same way I did with the Milk Chocolate Florentine Cookies.

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I got a nice flat round cookie.  If you press your cookie down with a fork and it puffs up, raise  the cookie sheet  about 6 inches and drop it on the counter to deflate the cookie. 

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I only put 8 cookies to a baking sheet because they do spread a little.

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Bake for 10 minutes and you have perfectly baked cookies. Let them sit on the cookie sheets to firm up a bit before transferring to a cooling rack.These are quite addicting all by themselves!
 Now all that's left to do is make the frosting , spread it and!.  Some of the reviewers didn't have cream on hand for the filling , they substituted milk for the cream and it worked just as well. If you want to get fancy with these, melt some chocolate and dip half the cookie in chocolate!  I hope you enjoy these, I know we did!

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling

Make sure ingredients are room temperature

Cookie Batter

3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter,softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup quick oats

Peanut Butter Filling

3 TBLS butter, softened
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 1/2 TBLS cream
1/2 cup peanut butter
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

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Here's another delicious peanut butter cookie made with nutella!

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