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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla Cream Frosting

Three ingredient peanut butter cookies with a smooth and delicious cream cheese frosting. These Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are perfect for peanut butter lovers.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie sandwiches, peanut butter cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 20 cookie sandwiches
Calories 164 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter*
  • 3/4 cup sugar plus extra for dipping if desired
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract optional

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
  2. Beat the egg, peanut butter, and sugar together until well blended and slightly fluffy.
  3. Form dough into 1 tablespoon size balls onto a cookie sheet, leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
  4. Using a fork (you can dip it in sugar beforehand), flatten the cookies a bit making a crisscross pattern on the top.
  5. Bake for 7-8 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let the cookies rest for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before filling.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

  1. In a stand mixer or using your hand mixer, cream softened butter on medium speed for 4 minutes, until light and fluffy. Slowly add powdered sugar, vanilla and whipping cream and beat on low until combined. Turn mixer back to medium and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add more whipping cream if desired to reach desired consistency.
  2. Once the cookies have cooled, evenly distribute the frosting on the flat side of half of the cookies. Place the other half of the cookies, flat side down, on top of the frosting.

Recipe Notes

Jif, Skippy, Peter Pan, etc.peanut butter work best with this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla Cream Frosting
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie sandwich)
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.