Monday, April 23, 2012

Peanut Butter Cream Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chunky peanut butter

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Granulated sugar

1 recipe Peanut Cream Filling (see recipe below)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In bowl beat peanut butter and shortening with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in baking soda, salt, and as much flour as you can. Stir in any remaining flour.

Form dough into balls, using a level teaspoon each. Place 1-1/2 inches apart on ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheets. Flatten by making crisscross marks with tines of fork dipped in sugar.

Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack; cool.

Spread one teaspoon Peanut Cream Filling on flat side of half of cookies. Top with remaining cookies. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days. Freeze unfilled cookies up to 1 month. Makes about 4 dozen sandwich cookies.


Peanut Cream Filling

Ingredients:

3/4 cup chunky peanut butter


3/4 cup marshmallow creme

3 tablespoons milk

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Directions:

In medium bowl whisk together peanut butter, marshmallow creme, milk, cinnamon, and cumin. Gradually whisk in 3 tablespoons powdered sugar.

Recipe shared from: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/cookies/peanut-butter-cream-sandwich-cookies/