Somehow my Joel and I missed out on Girl Scout cookie season. They weren’t knockin’ on doors, they weren’t at the grocery store…. When I stumbled across this recipe it reminded me of the missed Do-si-dos (also known as Peanut Butter Sandwiches) and I knew we had to try them.
Luckily, I came out with an odd number of cookies so we had to eat the extra. These were amazing on their own and would be off the charts with mini chocolate chips. But I have to say they are best with the filling. They would also be really cute if you rolled the edges in mini chocolate chips.
With the peanut butter in the cookies and the filling, they turn out to be pretty rich so I think next time (and there will be a next time) I will make these smaller so they are more of a bite size cookie. They definitely need a glass of milk or water to wash them down.
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Filled Cookies
recipe from allrecipes.com
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup quick cooking oats
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 1/2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1. In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat well.
2. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir. Add oatmeal and stir.
3. Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet, and press each mound down with a fork to form 1/4 inch thick cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are a light brown.
4. To Make Filling: Cream 3 tablespoons butter or margarine with the confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, and the cream. Spread filling onto half of the cooled cookies, then top with the other half to form sandwiches.