Friday, May 11, 2012

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies!

Happy Friday everyone!  I am planning on enjoying a night out with my darling husband tonight.  Maybe dinner and some live music, who knows.  Maybe just dinner, doesn't really matter as long as we hang out together!  Oh we DO have to make that trip to Ulta...mwaahahaha.

Anyway, I have been on a peanut butter kick.  Mostly because I found these 2 Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mixes in the cupboard and wanted to use them up.  The cookies were divine, I am convinced I could never make anything homemade that resulted in anything near that amazing.  You all know how I am with baking.  I am not above or in any way opposed to package cookie mixes and God knows my love for a good boxed cake mix!  

So, the reality is, you have to just use your favorite cookie recipe.  Maybe some of my fellow bloggers can link you in the comments below to their peanut butter cookie recipes.  Follow the directions and just make your regular peanut butter cookies.  I would make them a wee thinner since this is a sandwich cookie and you want to be able to get your lips fully around the goodness.  If you are lucky they will look something like this when you are done!

Then here is what you will need to sandwich these babies:

1/2 cup peanut butter
4 ounces cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Make sure ingredients are room temperature and mix them until completely combined.  Take 2 of your cookies, oh wait let me really tell you how this went down.  My OCD got the best of me and I literally took the time to pair up the cookies with their best possible match.  I used a scooper, they were all the exact same size, but I did it anyway.  Ridiculous eh?  I know, but you gotta love it anyway.   This made 18 sandwich cookies.  So my mix made 32 cookies, and 18 is the final..ya get it, yea I know you do but just in case.  And you will come out with something beautiful like THIS!

Now, you would stop here, because frankly this is what I wish I had ended up with.  It is so difficult to cut them all in half and eat only the sides without chocolate after they are dipped.  (hehe)  In hindsight I wish I would have just drizzled them heavily with chocolate, because dipping half made a whole lotta chocolate in one place!  Anyway, using chocolate chips, chocolate bark, Hershey's bars, whatever chocolate you like, melt it in the micro and just dip half of the cookie or drizzle them.  

These really are a quick treat that look like they took you all day.  I hope you enjoy them and I hope you drizzle instead of dip! :))

Your "did you see the dog pic on FB where I gave her the empty PB jar" chefwannabe

1 comment:

  1. I love peanut butter cookies and have never thought to dip them in chocolate before! I will NOW! Enjoy!