Friday, August 29, 2014

Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

With the weather cooling a bit, my lil guy is really excited about spending more time in the kitchen with me to bake. He loves baking - the process of adding various ingredients and mixing it all up into a delicious mess, the whiz of the stand mixer, the anticipation of watching something magically change in the oven and of course, the moment I give him the go ahead to indulge in what we created together. Joel was asking me when we could bake cookies and as a result of that question, these Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches became a sweet reality. Soft peanut butter cookies are sandwiched together with a creamy peanut butter filling then splattered with chocolate for a rich treat!...

These treats not only made my boys pretty happy, but my coworkers definitely enjoyed them too. It also gave me a great reason to use some fun packaging I had. These make a great baking activity with little ones and everyone can participate. But we all know the best part... it's eating them once they're ready!

Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Cookies:
1 package Krusteaz Peanut Butter Cookie Mix (prepared as directed) or
1 batch of your favorite peanut butter cookie

Filling:
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup confectioners or powdered sugar 


1 cup Chocolate Melts


Prepare your cookies as directed or using your favorite recipe. Divide the cookie dough into 12-16 even sized balls. Moisten your hands with a little water and flatten each cookie into 2 inch rounds. Bake as directed on the packaging or per your recipe.

Remove from the oven and transfer cookies onto a cooling rack.

Meanwhile, prepare the filling by combining the peanut butter and butter into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the mixture until melted - about 30 seconds on high. Whisk peanut butter and butter and slowly mix in the powdered sugar.

Once the cookies have cooled, pair them up by similar size. Place one teaspoon of the filling into the middle of one side of the sandwich and place the second cookie on top. Twist the cookies together until the filling pushes to the cookie edges. Repeat until all cookie sandwiches have been made. 

When all cookie sandwiches have been made, melt the chocolate melts as directed on the packaging and with a fork, dip into the chocolate and drizzle chocolate over the cookies. Allow chocolate to harden and dry before serving.