Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Get double the peanut buttery flavor with these delicious peanut butter sandwich cookies. The smooth ganache filling is made with Dark Chocolate Dreams and Smooth Operator goes right into the cookie dough to ensure that every bite is a chocolaty, nutty delight!
- Yield:18 sandwich cookies
- Prep Time:10 minutes
- Cook Time:15 minutes
- Total Time:25 minutes
For the ganache
3/4 cup heavy cream
4 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate
Pinch of salt
For the cookies
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
1. Make the ganache: Bring heavy cream, Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolatey Dreams, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium. Place chocolate in a heat-proof bowl and pour cream mixture over it. Set aside to cool slightly, about 3 minutes; stir to melt chocolate. Transfer ganache, uncovered, to the refrigerator to chill completely for about an hour.
2. Make the cookies: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, stir together butter, sugar, and Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator. Stir in flour to create a dough. Portion dough into 1/2-tablespoon amounts and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Use a glass dipped in sugar to press cookies to about 1/4-inch thick (and about 2 inches in diameter). Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until golden around the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
3. Make the sandwiches: Spoon about 1 teaspoon cooled ganache onto the underside of one cool cookie; sandwich with another cookie. Repeat with remaining ganache and cookies. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.