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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

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I’m SO excited to introduce you to my new favorite cookie recipe – Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. Super easy to make but melt in your mouth kind of good!


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This recipe combines chewy peanut butter cookies with a deliciously creamy peanut butter filling. It’s a sweet treat that no one can resist! 

These are the peanut butter lover’s dream!

The recipe takes the classic peanut butter cookie and doubles the peanut goodness! Delicious peanut butter filling? Yep! Sweet and salty? That too!

The cookies have a great chewy texture which goes really well with the creamy filling.

And it makes a big package of cookies – perfect for sharing at the school office, parties, or for just yourself on a cozy night in!

Despite the super yummy taste, these sandwich cookies are simple to make with straightforward instructions, even for the beginning baker!

This basic peanut butter cookie recipe can be easily modified. Fancy adding chocolate chips or prefer crunchy peanut butter? Go for it! It’s your cookie after all!


Peanut butter cookie dough balls unbaked on cookie sheet


What Ingredients are in Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies?

These good cookies only use simple ingredients you can get at any grocery store.

Though you might just have everything at home! Here’s what you need:

  • Butter: Provides a creamy and rich base.
  • Brown Sugar & White Sugar: Makes the cookies sweet, while brown sugar contributes to the chewy texture of the cookies.
  • Large Eggs: Helps the eggs to rise and spread.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter: This is the star ingredient! It’s hard to resist that peanut butter flavor.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Gives structure to the cookies.
  • Baking Soda and Salt: Essential for leavening and flavor.

Pro Tips:

  • I prefer creamy but you can experiment with different types of peanut butter if desired. Just not natural.
  • If you add chocolate chips, I recommend adding white chocolate or milk chocolate.
  • Don’t forget, you’re also going to need Peanut Butter Frosting for smashing between the sandwich cookies!



How to Make Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies?

Traditional peanut butter cookies move over! These are gonna definitely be your favorite cookies!

  1. Preheat the oven and prepare your cookie sheet.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in eggs and blend, followed by the peanut butter.
  4. Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients until a dough forms.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, portion out the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each ball of dough slightly before baking.
  6. Bake until golden brown, then allow cookies to cool.
  7. Once cool, add peanut butter frosting between two cookies to form a sandwich.

Pro Tips:

  • Use an electric mixer or hand mixer to save your arm the workout.
  • Add the frosting to the flat side of the cookie sandwiches.
  • Cool on a wire rack to help the cookies cool faster.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.


Baked cookies on cookie sheet


How Long do Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Last?

I find that this peanut butter sandwich cookies recipe will stay good for about a week. That is if you can resist eating them that long!

Keep them in an airtight container so they don’t dry out and lose their chewy texture.

And I highly recommend making a large batch! No matter how many I’ve made, the kids have always eaten them all.

And yes! I’m totally going to blame the kids. 

It doesn’t have anything to do with my own late night snacking… you try writing these food blogs in the middle of the night! Where’s my cookie stash?


A dollop of peanut butter frosting on the bottom of a single cookie


Can I Make Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies Ahead of Time?

For sure! Peanut butter cookie dough can be made a day or two before you need it.

Transfer the dough to the fridge in an airtight container. 

When you’re ready to eat them, just follow the rest of the instructions. Super easy.

Don’t forget to write the instructions down so you don’t have to come back and look for them again.

Walla! Fresh baked cookies at all hours of the day! Or all day long. No… I’ve never done that.

Or like when the kids are coming home from school! Greet them with a plate of these when you ask about their day!

I promise you’ll get a better reaction than ever!


two cookies pressed together with peanut butter frosting in between


Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies?

Yes, this sandwich cookie recipe freezes beautifully! 

Just cool them to room temperature before you transfer them.

Then freeze for up to three months. Holiday cookie tray done super early? Yes!

Oh yes in-laws, I totally made these because I knew you were coming over. Aren’t I awesome?

Remember to let them thaw at room temperature before serving.

And you can even freeze the balls of dough too!

Place the balls on your cookie sheet and flash freeze in the freezer for about an hour.

Then take them out and transfer them to a bag. And done!

Then you can bake as many as you want at a time. Just you? Bake one. Or 12. That’s not just me right?


sandwiched peanut butter cookies laid out on counter


Can I Use Natural Peanut Butter in Cookies?

While natural peanut butter can be used in this recipe, I really don’t recommend it.

It may change the texture and consistency of the cookies due to its oil separation.

I recommend using traditional creamy peanut butter for the best results in both the cookie dough and the peanut butter filling.

You could also use crunchy peanut butter, that wouldn’t change it that much.

However, I don’t really enjoy that little crunch in my cookies.


3 peanut butter cookies stacked up with one leaning on the side


Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter Cookies?

While peanut butter itself isn’t harmful to dogs, these peanut butter cookies contain ingredients like sugar and salt which are not good for them.

And if you add chocolate chips it could even be harmful for them! Chocolate is toxic for dogs.

It’s best to stick to treats specially made for dogs.

I actually think there are peanut butter recipes even for dogs. 

Just do a search on google and you’ll easily be able to find some if you’d prefer the homemade treats.


peanut butter cookies laid out on counter


Additional Peanut Butter Recipes You’ll Love…


Indulge (and I mean INDULGE!) in these creamy, chewy, and oh-so-delicious Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, perfect for all peanut butter lovers out there! The ultimate treat for any occasion!


Yield: 30 Cookies

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

3 peanut butter cookies stacked up with one leaning on the side

Indulge in the ultimate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies! Chewy cookies filled with creamy peanut butter - it's double the delight!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F
  2. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper, non-stick foil, baking mat or spray with cooking spray.
  3. Cream butter, brown sugar and 1 cup white sugar together.
  4. Add eggs and blend well, scraping sides of bowl as needed.
  5. Add peanut butter and blend again. Scrape sides.
  6. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing between each addition.
  7. Add baking soda and salt - blend.
  8. Using a small cookie scoop scoop 15 balls of dough onto a cookie sheet. 
  9. Using the flat part of a cup dipped in white sugar, gently press down each cookie just a little (not too flat).
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes, remove when edges have a hint of golden.
  11. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  12. Once cool, pipe peanut butter frosting in the middle and gently press two cookies together to make a sandwich. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 510Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 440mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 2gSugar: 38gProtein: 9g



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