Happiness Is…Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies


Happiness is FRIDAY!!

Happiness is a birthday weekend with family.

Happiness is my oldest little, who will be 9 on Sunday.  He made me a momma and has brought me more joy than I ever could have imagined.


Happiness is lovely early spring weather.

Happiness is spring break in just one week.  Whoop!

Happiness is getting ready to take a picture of my girl and hearing, “Wait, I need my handsome prince in the picture, too!”

PhotobucketHappiness is Instagram.  I love pretending to be a good photographer…and also just taking the time to document little life events each day.

Happiness is hearing my oldest little, the almost birthday boy say, “Momma, I love chocolate and peanut butter.  It is my favorite food combination.”


So, of course, I had to make a Thursday cookie for him.  After seeing Maria’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich cookies at Two Peas & Their Pod, I knew that I would use her peanut butter filling because I have made several of her recipes, and they are all absolutely delicious.  In looking for a chocolate sandwich cookie, I found Giada’s Chocolate Sandwich cookie.  The combination was perfect, and it brought a huge smile to my sweet oldest boy’s face, which made me very, very happy.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies


Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 packed cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup semi-sweet cookies

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

3 tablespoons heavy cream


    Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Add the butter and sugars to a mixing bowl, and mix until fluffy.
  5. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture until just blended.
  7. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  8. Using a cookie scoop, form 12 equal-sized pieces of dough onto each baking sheet. With damp hands, form the dough into balls. Flatten the tops of the dough slightly and bake until the tops of the cookies begin to crack slightly, about 14 minutes.
  9. Cool for 5 minutes, and then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  10. Peanut Butter Filling
  11. Combine the butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until smooth.
  12. Add the heavy cream and beat until light and fluffy.
  13. Putting the Cookies Together
  14. After the cookies have cooled, use a knife to spread the filling on the flat side of a cookie. Find a cookie the same size and sandwich the cookies together, pressing the filling to the edges.
  15. Repeat with all of the cookies.
  16. Enjoy with a glass of milk.

Have a happy weekend!

I shared this recipe at Everyday Mom’s Meals, I Heart Nap Time, Mom Trends, Gingerbread Blog, Six Sisters’ Stuff, Crazy for Crust, Something Swanky, Dwell on Joy, Whipperberry, Rattlebridge Farm, 30 Days, Ladybird Ln., Simply Sweet Home, Jennifer Cooks, Alli ‘n Sons and Tidy Mom.

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16 Responses to Happiness Is…Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

  1. Winnie says:

    Your cookies look fabulous !
    I would love to eat a few right now
    Wonderful photos btw
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  2. Those look really yummy! I’m with your son, I love chocolate and peanut butter. I think I’ll have to give this one a try!
    Tina @ Babycakes Blog recently posted..Oatmeal Cream Pie CookiesMy Profile

  3. Shirlene says:

    Happy birthday to Gabriel ! And those cookies are calling my name!!!!!

    • Thank you so much, Shirlene! His party is today, and I am so excited. I can hardly believe that I was holding my firstborn 9 years ago today at 11:16 am. It makes me smile just thinking about it. 🙂

  4. Your title said it all! Chocolate+PeanutButter= Happiness!

    Thanks for the recipe, I have a good feeling about this one!
    BertiesBakery recently posted..DIY FRIDAY: Pinwheel Cupcake ToppersMy Profile

  5. Amanda says:

    Great to have a recipe for PB middles…will have to try this soon!
    Amanda recently posted..Finished by Friday…My Profile

  6. O M G!!! I could eat an entire plate of these! My son would love them too! He’s a PB nut! I love seeing the pics of your little ones too! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon!
    Krista@Everyday Mom’s Meals recently posted..Church Supper #29My Profile

  7. My family would be ALL OVER these! They look delicious!
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  8. six sisters says:

    Ooo, love these!!! We are so glad that you linked up to “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Hope you’ll be back next week! -The Sisters

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