Steve loves all things peanut butter. Peanut butter cups. Reeces pieces. Peanut butter M&Ms. Peanut butter and chocolate swirled frozen yogurt. You get the idea. I hope he never has to choose between me and peanut butter anything, I’m afraid I wouldn’t stand a chance.

While browsing my favorite food blog,, I came across these peanut butter sandwich cookies. It’s a basic peanut butter cookie (a soft and chewy cookie) with a fluffy peanut butter whipped frosting in the middle. Some might think the frosting is a little over the top, but it really does melt in your mouth. I keep meaning to try a chocolate frosting in the middle but haven’t made the leap yet.

Our Best Bites Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

1 C butter flavored Crisco
1 C creamy peanut butter 
1 C sugar
1 C packed brown sugar
1 t vanilla
3 eggs
3 C flour
2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
Additional white sugar for rolling
1 C creamy peanut butter
1/2 C  real butter, softened
4 C powdered sugar
2 t vanilla
3-4 Tbs milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
shortening, peanut butter, and sugars together until light and fluffy,
1-2 minutes. Add in vanilla, and eggs one at a time. In a separate
bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt and add to dough. Mix
to combine. The dough will be very soft- that’s normal!
dough into 1/2 inch (or a little larger) balls, roll in sugar, place on
ungreased cookie sheet and do the little forky criss-cross thing.
for 6-8 minutes, or until puffed and set, but not browned.  Remove from
oven, let cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes and then transfer to
cooling rack. 
Beat peanut butter, butter, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth,
if needed, add milk until desired consistency is reached.  When cookies
are completely cooled, spread a layer of frosting on one side and
sandwich together.

yield: about 4 dozen sandwiches