These are so close to the Girl Scout oatmeal peanut butter cookies that you won’t know the difference!
I made these without the filling, and they’re delicious as a stand-alone cookie! Super quick and easy, too. The trick is to avoid the temptation to over-bake them, because they don’t LOOK done when they come out of the oven, but they set up nicely as they cool. I make mine slightly bigger than the recipe says and bake for exactly 10 minutes, and let them cool four or five minutes before removing them from the sheet. This is my new favorite.
Prep: 30 mins | Cook: 10 mins | Total: 40 mins | Servings: 12 | Yield: 2 dozen
¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup white sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup quick cooking oats
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
½ cup smooth peanut butter
2 ½ tablespoons heavy whipping cream
In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat well.
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir. Add oatmeal and stir.
Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet, and press each mound down with a fork to form 1/4 inch thick cookies. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes, or until cookies are a light brown.
To Make Filling: Cream 3 tablespoons butter or margarine with the confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, and the cream. Spread filling onto half of the cooled cookies, then top with the other half to form sandwiches.
397 calories; protein 7.8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 42.2g 14% DV; fat 23.5g 36% DV; cholesterol 47.7mg 16% DV; sodium 343.4mg 14% DV.