Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Oh my, these are good.  I made them for a group of teenagers and they were devoured!  I used the leftover frosting on a graham cracker and was amazed that it tasted just like a “Nutter Butter” cookie.  My family is begging me to make these again in large quantities.  I think we can safely say they are a hit!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
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Ingredients
Cookie Dough
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups quick oatmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ cups flour
Frosting
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 8-10 Tbsp heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Mix together peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour and mix until blended.
  4. Mix in oatmeal.
  5. Roll into small balls, about 1 inch. I used my smallest cookie scoop.
  6. Place on a greased cookie sheet leaving space for them to spread out.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes and let cool on a wire rack.
Meanwhile, make the frosting
  1. Mix together the peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar.
  2. Slowly add the heavy cream 1 Tbsp at a time. You want it to be a good spreadable consistency, not to thick and not too runny.
  3. Spread frosting over half the cookies. I used an icing bag, but you could use a ziplock back with a corner cut out, or just spread it with a knife.
  4. Place another cookie on top and press down slightly.
Tip
  1. You could use milk if you don’t have the heavy cream on hand.