Today’s recipe is from Houston Classic Desserts (Classics Series). I was having people over on short notice, and I wanted something different. I’d gotten the book a few days before, and flipped through it, looking for something that didn’t take all day in the kitchen, but was a step up from my usual cookies.
And I can’t ever resist a sandwich cookie, and these looked really, really good.
The outsides are a particularly peanut butter-y – two whole cups of peanut butter! – and some oatmeal, but they’re otherwise a standard peanut butter cookie recipe. I really enjoyed them, and I’d make them again just to eat as peanut butter cookies.
They get scooped onto a baking sheet:
And flattened after they’re baked. I was tempted to put the traditional fork marks in them, but I didn’t. Anyone who got within ten feet of them could smell the peanut butter, so I didn’t think it was necessary.
One side of the filling is marshmallow fluff. The other side is peanut butter, a bit of butter, and powdered sugar. I was tempted to use crunchy peanut butter, but I was worried that it would get stuck in the piping bag. Next time, I might sprinkle a handful of whole nuts in the middle, too.
They’re good. I’m not a huge fan of marshmallow fluff, but these were good. I’m make them again – maybe one of these days, I’ll just throw an entire party based around sandwich cookies!