Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Mmm! Peanut butter cookies are doubly good when you sandwich two cookies with chocolate frosting.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup peanut butter
1/4
cup shortening
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting or about 1 cup jam

  • 1 In large bowl, beat sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate about 3 hours or until firm.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375ºF. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheet, place balls about 3 inches apart. Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with fork dipped in flour.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Spread chocolate frosting between bottoms of pairs of cookies.

Expert Tips

Pack a stack of cookies in a see-through bag, and tie with ribbon for gifting or selling at bake sales.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich Cookie
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
24g
24%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.