Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies


These cookies are my husbands all time favorite cookie.  They take a little more time so when he gets them they are truly a treat.  There is something about chocolate and peanut butter that makes my mouth water. YUMMO!  This recipe makes A LOT of cookies.  So you may want to half it! 

2 cups butter
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups baking cocoa
1 cup chocolate syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
6 eggs
5 cups sugar
5 tsp vanilla
5 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

FILLING:
1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
11 cups of powdered sugar

In a saucepan melt butter over low heat.  Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa, chocolate syrup and peanut butter until it is smooth. Set aside and cool.

In a large mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar until lemon colored.  Beat in the chocolate mixture and vanilla.  Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl and slowly add to the chocolate mixture.  Using a small or medium cookie scoop drop onto an ungreased baking sheet 2 inches apart.  Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until surface starts to crack.  Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.

In another mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter until smooth.  Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar.  Spread on the bottom half of a cookie and top with a remaining cookie, making a sandwich.  

*** These cookies are recommended to be served with a large cold glass of milk***

1 comment:

  1. These look like they'd be my new favorite. I love peanut butter and chocolate anything! Thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to try them.

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