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Peanut butter sandwich cookies cut in half

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Tender, moist chocolate PB dough enrobes homemade peanut butter candy in this Peanut butter sandwich cookies that is every peanut butter lovers' dream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How do I make Peanut butter sandwich cookies recipe, How to make Peanut butter sandwich cookies recipe, Magic Middle Peanut Butter Cookies, Peanut butter sandwich cookies, Peanut butter sandwich cookies recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 506kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg


  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Make Cookies: In a small bowl, blend flour, cocoa, and baking soda.
  • In a large bowl beat white sugar, brown sugar, butter, and 1/4 cup peanut butter, until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg, beat until blended. Stir in flour mixture until blended. Set aside.
  • Make the filling: Combining the confectioner's sugar and 3/4 cup peanut butter.  Beat well with an electric mixer until mixture comes together.
  • Roll filling into 30 1 inch balls. Form the exterior part of the cookie by sectioning dough into approximately 1 tablespoon pieces and then shaping the, part of the cookie around filling balls. Cover the filling completely. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes. (I baked mine for 7 minutes). Allow cooling on cookie sheet for 10 minutes then remove to a cooling rack and cool completely.


Serving: 1/12 of the recipe | Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 235mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2.6mg