Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches...



Is anybody else ready for their kids to get back to school? Well, I am. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy having my kids home and being able to sleep in a little, but it is time!

I'd like my TV back, please.

Although, some of those kid shows are pretty entertaining. Big Time Rush, iCarly, and Fish Hooks are a few of my faves. Sometimes I find myself keeping it on the channel... even after the kids have left the room or gone outside to play.... really... and I don't have an explanation for you.

I'm a mom, who likes their kids shows. I'll admit it.

Anyway, I thought I'd make my girlies a treat before they start back to school. They both like chocolate... and peanut butter... and cookies. So I figured I would combine all that yumminess and make cookie sandwiches. I know my chocolate cookies look like peanut butter cookies... but they're not. They truly are chocolate cookies, but, that did get me thinking. If you absolutely love peanut butter, you could totally use peanut butter cookies.

Now that would put them over the top!



Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

  • 30-40 Chocolate or Peanut Butter Cookies
For the filling:
  • 1 Cup of Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup of Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup of Half and Half
For the chocolate ganache:
  • 1 Cup of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Tablespoon of Butter
  • 1/4 Cup of Half and Half
For the peanut butter filling: cream the peanut butter and butter in a large bowl. Add the vanilla then the powdered sugar, a little at a time. Mix in the half and half. Turn your cookies wrong side up and spread or pipe about a teaspoon and a half of the peanut butter filling onto each cookie. 

For the ganache: place the chocolate chips, butter, and half and half in a small heat proof bowl. Heat over a double boiler, whisking until smooth and glossy. Remove from the heat and dollop a little of the chocolate ganache over each of the piped cookies. 

Finally, sandwich two cookies together, pressing gently to close. Store the cookie sandwiches in air tight containers. Makes 15-20 cookie sandwiches, depending on how big your cookies are. Refrigerate any left over peanut butter filling.

Enjoy!

I'm linking this post up to I'm Lovin' It Fridays and Sweet Tooth Friday.


15 comments:

  1. Oh these look so good!!! Yum! And yes, great pics!

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  2. YUMMMY! These look absolutely delicious! I have the same problem too with the kids T.V. shows :)

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  3. These look great! Unfortunately my baby is only 2.5, so no back to school for her ;) And I am not ready for summer to end!!

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  4. Yum! Awesome cookies. I have no children but my cousin does and she is like praying for for the first day of school. Her kids are bored and she is cranky--it's quite funny lol.

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  5. Oh my gosh, Emily, these look amazing! Chris loves chocolate/pb stuff, so I think we will have to try this recipe! Your food photography is really great too!

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  6. Emily, what are you trying to do?? I'm DROOLING here!

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  7. Emily, Would you mind sharing the chocolate cookie recipe with me? I love the look of them!

    suesue121255@hotmail.com

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  8. Looks yummy!! i know a friend of mine who's gonna be so happy about these, her hubby's a big fan of peanut butter chocolate Anything!!

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  9. I am in love with this recipe. I think my "daughter" will love them too (read: ME). :)

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  10. These sound delicious! I just found your blog and all of your recipes look so good! I'm a new follower :)

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  11. Umm yes please!! These sound SOOOO good!! Did you take this picture?! If so nice job!

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  12. Oh and new follower DUH.. I dont want to miss out on any more yummy recipes like this

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