I haven’t posted a splurge-worthy recipe in a LONG time so look away if you are trying to fit into a bathing suit by the summer time. Look away if you are watching what you’re eating. You’re going to want one of these cookies now. And you will make a batch and want to eat them all and you will hate me for it. So if you like cookies, just look away. Pretend like you never saw this.
For those of you who are accepting of the splurge, these cookies were awesome. They resembled the Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwich cookie, only WAY, WAY, WAY better. First off, they are much bigger, the texture of the cookie is both soft and firm enough to bite into the sandwich without it breaking or falling apart and the filling is SO yummy. I was “forced” into making them because I am working my way through the pantry. Peanut butter, flour, sugar, butter, nuts, chocolate chips, etc. It all got used! Yay me!
Luckily I had Bunco the following night so I was able to share with the ladies. They were a big hit and I got several requests to post the recipe. Interestingly I thought my husband would’ve eaten them all before I was able to package them up because he adores peanut butter. Although he thought they were “great” I quote him saying “they didn’t knock my socks off”. “What do you mean?!” I asked and he immediately clarified saying that he really liked them, they just didn’t fall into his top 3 favorite dessert recipes I make. Whatever. I loved them and I’ll make them again and eat them all. So there.
I followed the directions exactly for this one. I did, however, end up with less cookies- 13 sandwiches instead of the 18 stated in the original recipe. I used a heaping tablespoon and baked them 15 to 16 minutes (a little over) what the recipe called for since they were thicker. I ALWAYS end up with less cookies than what is stated in recipes so I guess I just have a heavy hand with the spoon, but they turned out fabulous nonetheless.
If you feel like a splurge or need to bring dessert to a party, these are a super fun, super tasty cookies! Enjoy!