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Sep 30, 2013

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Sandwich Cookies

So, Snickerdoodles. Tell me what you know about them. Are they an American thing?

Prior to a few years ago, I'd never even heard of them. We definitely didn't have them growing up. And when I did hear the name, I imagined something like a brownie but with pieces of Snickers chocolate bar in them. Colour me surprised to discover that they are kind of like a sugar cookie, and pretty simple to make.

peanut butter snickerdoodle sandwich cookies

Here's what you'll need for a double batch:

1 cup of butter, softened
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla extract
3 cups of flour
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of cream of tartar*
4 tbsp of sugar
2 tsp of cinnamon
2 cups of peanut butter
1 cup of icing sugar (powdered sugar)

*Note: I didn't have any cream of tartar so I substituted 1 tsp of baking powder and reduced the baking soda to 3/4 tsp.

What to do:

In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until smooth. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix completely. Refrigerate the dough for 60 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Take a 1-2 tablespoon-sized portion of your dough and roll it into a ball between your palms. Roll the ball around in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to completely cover it, and then place it on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press down on the ball with your fingertips or the palm of your hand to flatten it out. My cookies were about 2 and a half inches in diameter, so adjust your portion size to suit.

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Place your tray of cookies in the oven and bake for about 12 minutes, until they are lightly golden. They may still look a little under-cooked, but don't worry, they're done. They should be soft and chewy in the middle.

Let cool.

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For the filling, mix together the peanut butter and icing sugar. The one cup of sugar is just an estimate - I added the sugar a little at a time until I got the flavour I was looking for - not too sweet, but not dry like a peanut butter sandwich.

Spread the filling on the back side of one cookie and top with another cookie, bottom side down.

Done!


peanut butter snickerdoodle sandwich cookies

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peanut butter snickerdoodle sandwich cookies

peanut butter snickerdoodle sandwich cookies

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15 comments:

Barb said...

My goodness, I'm drooling all over my laptop ;-)

Barb said...

Wow! Love snickerdoodles! These look so tasty! We buy snickerdoodles whenever we're at the mall. I could save money by making them myself. The peanut butter is just a nice added touch. Thanks for this recipe....

Barb said...

Are these legal. Seriously yummy sounding! My son loves snicker doodles. I will be trying this.

Barb said...

So, I'll be honest. I clicked on your post because your first photo looks exactly like a photo I took back when I made some Dirty Chai Sandwich cookies. I LOVE sandwich cookies...and that "stacked" shot! These look delicious!!! :) But I never realized that Snickerdoodles might be an American thing. I definitely grew up on them and consider them one of my favorite things to bake. I found a recipe for Snickerdoodle Blondies...It. Will. Blow. You. Away. http://dozenflours.com/2007/05/buckles-snickerdoodle-blondies.html :)

Barb said...

That looks so good ! I've pinned it - thanks!

Barb said...

Hope you like them too!

Barb said...

They ARE really easy to make!

Barb said...

Ha! I'm only letting myself have one a day!

Barb said...

Hehe. These look SOOOOO good I am going into the kitchen next. I think we have some sugar cookies and that will have to suffice for now until I can get to the store for the goodies I need for this temptation. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful's Motivated Monday this week.
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Barb said...

Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies ..... and I love that you made them sandwich cookies with a peanut butter filling! Just stopping by to let you know that your post is being featured at tomorrow's All My Bloggy Friends! :) I can't wait to see what you share this week!

Barb said...

These just look DELICIOUS! I came over from a linky party, can't wait to try these!

Barb said...

Oh my goodness Barb. These look divine. I can't say I've ever tried a Snickerdoodle cookie but I definitely want to try these. Thanks for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays.

Barb said...

You must try them!

Barb said...

Thanks!

Barb said...

Thanks, Jamie!