Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

I was thrilled to receive my latest issue of "Taste of Home" magazine yesterday.  It's the December/January issue & although I was surprised that the cover was adorned with holiday decor and goodies, (didn't we all just spend half a day putting ornaments away, recycling our tree & filling our storage bins with holiday flair?) I must say this issue is a keeper.  I've found cookie recipes, chicken tortellini soup bowls & a seeded squash braid that all speak to me and my oven mitt!

First things first, this is not just another Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe, this recipe boasts a soft chocolate cookie, cute tiny shape & tasty creamy filling. Mixed with chopped Recess Peanut Butter Cups, this recipe is a keeper!

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 package chocolate cake mix
  • 1/4 flour

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Kirkland brand natural peanut butter)
  • 3 ounces of cream cheese
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 9 Recess Peanut Butter Cups (miniature's)
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Cream butter & cream cheese. Add eggs and vanilla. Last cake mix and flour.

Shape into tiny balls (smaller than an inch). Flatten slightly and bake at 375 for 7 minutes.  Let cool on a rack.

Filling: Beat peanut butter & cream cheese. Add sugar. Spread on the bottom cookie. Sprinkle with candy then place on the top cookie. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

*Recipe: Amy Williams, Taste of Home. December 2011/January 2012 issue.  I have adapted the recipe by reducing all the filling ingredients significantly as I had too much filling leftover.  I also used natural peanut butter and the recipe recommends against this.  

Yum!  What's your favorite cookie? 


  1. Thx for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment. These cookies look fabulous. Love the chocolate & peanut butter combo!

  2. You're welcome! Glad to have you visit me too :-)

  3. Oh, these look great! Simply awesome!

  4. I'm glad you like them. I sent them to school yesterday and got big thanks from my daughter's teacher- always a great feeling to give baked goods to friends.


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