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« on: April 04, 2010 02:45:35 PM »

Rarely does a day go by that I don't bake something. Even though I made a deep dish apple/pear pie yesterday, I thoroughly believe one can never have too many desserts floating around, so I decided to whip these up.  Smiley It's my own take on a classic sandwich cookie. And they are so good, I can't even find the words.

I've included the recipe, although I want to say that these are actually much easier than the directions would make it seem. These were about an hour's work start to finish. The recipe yields about 44 cookies, making about 2 dozen sandwiches. We're a family of five, so you could certainly halve this recipe.




Chocolate-covered oatmeal peanut butter sandwich cookies

Cookies:
1 1/2 c. AP flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 c butter (2 sticks, softened)
1 c peanut butter (I used creamy, but crunchy would work)
1 c white sugar
1 c  brown sugar (light or dark, packed)   
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c  quick cooking oats

Filling:
6 Tbsp butter (softened)
2 cup confectioner's (powdered) sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter (crunchy here might affect the end result)
5 Tbsp heavy cream

Chocolate:
12oz semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (typically one whole bag. I like Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips)
3 Tbsp shortening (like Crisco. I really hate using it, but it's important for the chocolate to set. Butter won't work, unfortunately).

Make the cookies:
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt (sifting insures they're fully mixed together).
-In a separate bowl cream the butter, peanut butter, sugars, and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, incorporating each one thoroughly.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat. Add the oats and mix thoroughly.
-Drop by the tablespoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet and flatten to about 1/4"with a spatula (make sure to flatten, otherwise they won't make very good sandwich bases).
- Cook for about 10 minutes (they may not look done, but take them out). Let them sit on the sheet for about 5 minutes (they will finish cooking by sitting on the hot sheet) and then transfer them to a wire cooling rack (no cooling rack= soggy bottoms).

Make the filling:
Beat all the ingredients together. That's all.

Make the chocolate:
Using a double boiler method (set a metal or glass mixing bowl on top of a pot of simmering water on the stove) melt the chocolate and shortening, stirring well.

Assembling your cookies:
Make sure your cookies are completely cooled, or your filing will just melt.

Use a tablespoon to put a glob of the filling in the center of a cookie (remember, the bottoms of the cookies should face the inside). Place a cookie on top and gently smoosh down. This will distribute the filling more evenly than spreading the filling will. You could also use a pastry bag.

Use a pastry bag (or a Ziploc with a small snip of corner cut off) to pipe the chocolate on top. Alternately, you could just dip one half of the cookie or the entire top in the chocolate.

Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010 03:16:00 PM »

Okay.. I think I just gained weight looking at the picture - oh those look sooooOOOoooo good!!!
I will definitely have to give them a try soon!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010 04:09:51 PM »

Oh my, these look so good! Yum!
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010 04:14:22 PM »

Alfajores! Hmm, deliciousness. I do feel I gained weight just from looking at the photo, like Yarn or Fabric said haha.

No, really, they look too good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2010 04:20:43 PM »

These look sooo yummy.  Great job.
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2010 04:29:13 PM »

Oh my goodness I'm drooling!  Those look so amazing!  I wish I could reach through the computer screen and eat 'em!  Very nice! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2010 08:23:14 PM »

oh my goodness you are going to ruin my diet! those look FABULOUS!
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010 08:13:57 AM »

Thanks everyone!

Yeah, these definitely aren't the cookies for you if you want your clothes to fit the next day  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010 07:49:54 AM »

You betta believe this is on my to-do list!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2010 05:03:00 PM »

Oh. My. Goodness.  **droooool**

These look SO good.
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2010 05:24:43 PM »

These are the most wonderful and most awful things I've ever made. Cheesy

I want to eat them all!

I noticed while I was making them there's no oven temp... I guessed 375 and they came out fine.

Also since the cream in the filling isn't cooked should they be stored in the fridge?

I'm glad my diet is high protein.... I'm ignoring the sugar content and calling them officially ON my diet. Cheesy

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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2010 04:34:46 PM »

Bah, you'd think I'd remember to include trivial directions like "oven temp"  Wink

Sorry about that! Yes, I cooked mine at 350, but my oven runs hot, so 350-375 would be the target area.

I stored mine on the counter in a cake keeper for 3 days and they were perfect. There's only a small amount of cream in the filling, and my experience is that it's no different than storing butter in a dish on the counter (it will get used long before it could turn rancid). The flavor of the cookies keeps great in the fridge, but the texture suffers (they get hard).
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2010 06:51:05 PM »

They were a huge hit at work. Cheesy Everyone is begging for the recipe. Cheesy

Thanks for the clarification. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2010 08:47:43 AM »

My husband loves anything pb so I'm always on the lookout for more pb recipes.  Thanks!
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« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2010 02:21:41 PM »

Those look heavenly!  Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2010 05:05:47 AM »

yuuuuuuummmmmmmmmm    Grin Grin Grin  thankyou for sharing this recipe !!!!!
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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2010 09:19:22 PM »

hoooooooly cow!!!!

i made oatmeal cookies drizzled in chocolate a few weeks ago but this idea of sandwiching them with peanut butter is GENIUS!!!! thanks for posting this Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2010 05:10:51 PM »

Thanks everyone, I'm glad you like them!!  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2010 06:11:16 PM »

YUMMMMM
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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2010 06:57:07 PM »

I had to make these for my father-in-law.  He loves peanut butter cookies.  But I screwed up, I forgot all about the oats so they didn't hold up that well in the oven (d'oh!)

So now I'm making peanut butter ice cream with peanut butter cookie crumble in it...yum...!
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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2010 05:52:02 PM »

these are so good thanks Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2010 12:31:01 AM »

Okay, I HAVE to try these. Now.

Thanks so much for posting the recipe! I can't wait to eat them all...
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2010 06:50:40 PM »

Goodness! These look absolutely delicious. I'm going to have to give them a try for sure Wink
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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2010 10:52:05 PM »

My mouth is majorly watering right now.  I am saving that recipe and giving that a try - love peanut butter cookies.  And they're pretty!
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« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2010 08:58:31 AM »

i made these for i boyfriend and me and they were SO good...he stole most of them though hehe
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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2010 10:42:57 PM »

These. Were. AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2011 03:20:22 AM »

Oh my, those look divine!  Just one question though: I'm allergic to peanuts, and I'm pretty sure I won't be able to find a peanut butter substitute (I'm in Australia).  What do you recommend replacing it with?
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