Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

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Do you remember these Tagalong Bars that I made because I never did see a Girl Scout to pick up a package of cookies? Well, Girl Scout cookie season came and went and I still didn’t get my package of peanut butter sandwich cookies. So naturally, I made my own.

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Only these were better! Soft, chewy and extremely peanut buttery. What’s more, they only have 4 ingredients and take about 5 minutes to prepare! All of you gluten free people will LOVE this recipe because it is flourless!

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I came across this recipe via pinterest and it originates from PBS.org. I knew it would be perfect to sandwich some silky peanut butter frosting.

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I even saved a few cookies to make ice cream sandwiches with this delicious ice cream. Have you heard of Straus Creamery Organic Ice Cream. I picked it up at Whole Foods Market last week and it was ah-mazing! Brown Sugar Banana…need I say more?

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Sorry about the horrible picture. My camera card decided that it was full while photographing these sandwiches, which resulted in melted sandwiches. I knew if I  put them back in the freezer, the next time I would go to get them they would be gone (the beast, my husband was hovering over me while taking the pictures).

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 2 cups Peanut Butter, any kind just not too much oil
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsps vanilla

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

In a bowl, mix sugar and peanut butter. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Scoop out 1 tbsp rounds and place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Using a fork, make criss cross patterns on the cookie.

Bake for 14 minutes. Cool completely.

Silky Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 1/2 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsps milk

Combine all of your ingredients and beat on medium to high speed for 4 minutes. If frosting is too dry, add more milk in increments of 1 tbsp until the desired consistency.

Spread frosting on cookies and sandwich together. If using ice cream, defrost the ice cream for about 7-10 minutes. Scoop out ice cream and place on cookies, sandwich together. Refreeze for 1 hour before serving.

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6 Responses to Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Yep, these will be made! Thanks!!!!

  2. Very cool recipe. Love that you added the “cream” filling yes just like a Girl Scout tagalong.

    On the pbs.org website one commenter thought there was too much sugar, what do you think?

  3. Anything that has something to do with peanut butter is my favorite :) Your cookie tower looks lovely !

  4. Your cookie tower looks perfect and lovely ! :)

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  6. Exactly like the ‘Real Simple’ one I have for about 5 years now. Only difference is brown sugar in place of white. Will make these later.

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