Delicious Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich Recipe

As I sit here, with the aroma of freshly baked cookies filling my kitchen, I can’t help but feel a sense of comfort and nostalgia. There’s something about the smell of baking that takes me back to my childhood, to simpler times, when all that mattered was a glass of milk and a warm cookie.

And so, I present to you my inside-out peanut butter cookie sandwiches. These little delights are the perfect combination of soft and chewy butter cookies filled with a luscious and creamy peanut butter filling. Each bite is like escaping into a world of comfort and indulgence.

I’ve taken the classic concept of a peanut butter sandwich and turned it into a fun and delicious treat that will leave you wanting more. Perfect for any occasion, these cookie sandwiches are sure to put a smile on your face and have you coming back for seconds, or thirds (I won’t judge).

So let’s get baking, because there’s no time like the present to treat yourself to some delicious inside-out peanut butter cookie sandwiches.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches
Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

If you’re a fan of peanut butter, get ready for a flavor explosion in your mouth with this recipe. The inside-out peanut butter cookie sandwiches are perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth craving something chewy and delicious.

These sandwich cookies are the ultimate indulgence, combining creamy and chunky peanut butter with rich brown sugar, granulated sugar, and a touch of vanilla extract to create a velvety smooth cookie dough. The golden-brown color of the cookies is just the beginning; the taste and texture are where it’s at.

One bite into these cookies, and you’ll experience an incredibly moist, chewy texture that melts in your mouth. The blend of creamy peanut butter and chunky peanut butter gives these cookie sandwiches a unique flavor profile that will leave you wanting more.

Not only are these cookies absolutely delicious, but they can also be made into the perfect holiday treat or cookie exchange recipe. These inside-out peanut butter cookie sandwiches are versatile enough to be enjoyed at any time of year; make them for yourself or share them with friends and family. They also make for great gifts for loved ones during special occasions.

Whether you need to whip up something quick to satisfy your sweet tooth or bake something special for an occasion or event, this recipe is definitely worth trying out!

Ingredient List

 The ultimate cookie sandwich for peanut butter lovers.
The ultimate cookie sandwich for peanut butter lovers.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to create these mouthwatering Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

You’ll also need an electric mixer and a bowl to mix the ingredients.

The Recipe How-To

 Fluffy and creamy peanut butter filling bursting out of two buttery cookies.
Fluffy and creamy peanut butter filling bursting out of two buttery cookies.

Now, let’s dive into the step-by-step process on how to make these delicious Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches!

Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Ingredients

The first thing you need to do is preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and prep all your ingredients, especially the peanut butter. Make sure that it is well mixed (creamy or chunky according to your preference).

Mix the Dough

In an electric mixer, beat 1 cup of unsalted softened butter with 1 cup of creamy peanut butter until they are smooth. Gradually add in 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1 cup of packed brown sugar, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until they are fully combined. Beat in two eggs one at a time.

Next, blend in a separate bowl 2 cups of all-purpose flour , 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of salt before adding them gradually into the butter-peanut butter mixture. Then, beat until well blended.

Shape the Cookies

Take spoonfuls of dough, roll them into balls and place on a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper-spacing each cookie dough ball evenly apart around 2 inches from each other. Flatten slightly each ball with a fork or cookie press.

Bake the Cookies

Bake for around 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool.

Make the Peanut Butter Filling

While waiting for cookies to cool down, get another bowl and combine ½ cup of creamy peanut butter, ½ cup packed brown sugar and 4 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter using an electric mixer until well-combined.

Now that both the cookies and the filling are ready, take a spoonful of filling and spread it over a cookie’s flat side then sandwich it with another flattened cookie. Viola! You now have your fantastic inside-out peanut butter cookie sandwiches!

These treats store perfectly for a few days in an airtight container at room temperature so you can share this fun blend peanut butter filling with your friends or indulge yourself without worrying about spending too much time baking again.

Substitutions and Variations

 Elevate your cookie game with these decadent inside-out peanut butter cookie sandwiches.
Elevate your cookie game with these decadent inside-out peanut butter cookie sandwiches.

Now, if you’re anything like me, you might be itching to try out some different flavor combinations with this recipe. So, let’s delve into some potential substitutions and variations to help you switch things up in the kitchen.

First up, let’s talk peanut butter. In this recipe, we’ve used a mixture of creamy and chunky peanut butter for optimal texture. However, feel free to use one or the other depending on your personal preference or what you have on hand.

Next, let’s look at sugar. For a richer, deeper flavor, you can substitute all or part of the granulated sugar with brown sugar. Conversely, if you prefer a sweeter cookie, increase the granulated sugar measurement by 1/4 cup.

If you’re looking to make these cookie sandwiches a bit healthier, try substituting some of the flour with whole wheat flour or almond flour. You could also try using coconut oil instead of butter for a dairy-free option.

Finally, let’s talk filling. While peanut butter is certainly delicious as it is, there are plenty of other fillings that would pair perfectly with these cookies. Leave out the peanut butter entirely and opt for a classic chocolate filling instead. Or get creative and try a frosting made out of cream cheese or Nutella. You could even top these cookie sandwiches off with holiday morsels or chopped nuts for an extra-special touch.

As always, don’t be afraid to have some fun and experiment in the kitchen – that’s where some of the best recipes come from!

Serving and Pairing

 A tantalizing treat for your eyes and taste buds.
A tantalizing treat for your eyes and taste buds.

When it comes to serving and pairing these delightful inside-out peanut butter cookie sandwiches, the possibilities are endless!

One option is to enjoy them simply on their own with a tall glass of cold milk or a steaming cup of coffee. The texture of the soft yet chewy peanut butter cookies mixed with the creamy peanut butter filling creates a perfect combination for any time of day.

For those looking to add a bit of flair to this classic treat, consider experimenting with different toppings or add-ins. Some options include drizzling melted chocolate over the sandwich cookies, sprinkling holiday morsels on top, or frosting the cookies with your favorite icing.

The fun doesn’t stop there! These tasty treats make an excellent addition to any holiday cookie exchange or party favors. Sandwiched between two delectable butter cookies, this dessert is perfect for sharing with friends and family or giving as a gift.

If you’re looking to bring some joy to your taste buds, try pairing these inside-out peanut butter cookie sandwiches with a glass of ice-cold lemonade or even a smoothie. The sweet and creamy flavor profile of the cookies will perfectly complement any refreshing drink.

In conclusion, this recipe is versatile and can be paired well with many different drinks and toppings. Whether it’s enjoyed alone as an afternoon snack or included in an elaborate dessert spread, these butter cookie sandwiches are sure to become a beloved favorite.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These cookies are a masterpiece of textures and flavors.
These cookies are a masterpiece of textures and flavors.

Once you’ve made these delectable inside-out peanut butter cookie sandwiches, you can store them for future enjoyment! These cookie sandwiches do well in the fridge and can be stored for up to seven days if placed in an airtight container.

If you decide to make them ahead of time, I suggest freezing them instead. To do this, wrap the individual cookie sandwiches tightly with plastic wrap and then place them in an airtight container or freezer bag. Store them in the freezer for up to six weeks.

When reheating these beauties, preheat your oven to 350°F or 175°C. Unwrap the cookie sandwiches and reheat them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake them in the oven for approximately five minutes or until heated through. You don’t want to leave them in too long as they can sometimes become overcooked and tough.

If you want an even softer texture, microwave them instead! Just be sure to remove any foil wrapping before placing them in the microwave, and heat each sandwich separately. Microwave each one on high power for approximately 15 seconds or until they are warmed through.

These cookies are perfect for those who like to plan ahead and have something sweet stashed away for those cravings that just can’t wait!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A perfect example of what the perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness can achieve.
A perfect example of what the perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness can achieve.

As a baker myself, I know how important it is to have your cookies turn out perfectly. Here are some tips to make sure your Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches are the best they can be:

1. Use room temperature ingredients: Make sure your butter and eggs are at room temperature before starting your recipe. This will ensure that all the ingredients combine smoothly and evenly.

2. Don’t overmix: When mixing the dough, mix on low speed until just combined. Overmixing may cause the dough to become tough.

3. Let the dough chill: After mixing the dough, let it chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour or overnight. This will help the cookies retain their shape while baking.

4. Measure accurately: Baking is a science and requires precise measurements. Make sure to measure your ingredients accurately, especially with items like flour and sugar.

5. Create even-sized cookies: Using a cookie scoop will make even-sized cookies that bake uniformly in the oven.

6. Properly space out cookies: Leave enough space between each cookie when placing them on the baking sheet to prevent uneven baking and sticking together.

7. Keep an eye on baking time: Check on your cookies towards the end of their bake time to ensure they don’t overbake or burn.

By following these tips, you’ll have peanut butter sandwich cookies that are perfectly baked and irresistibly delicious!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches are a perfect treat for peanut butter lovers. The creamy and chunky peanut butter filling sandwiched between two soft and buttery cookies is simply irresistible. This recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to fit your taste preferences. The substitutions and variations section offers plenty of ideas on how to switch up the recipe and make it your own.

Whether you enjoy them for a quick snack, dessert or at your next cookie exchange, these cookie sandwiches are sure to be a hit. The pairing options are endless; you can serve them with a glass of cold milk, coffee or even ice cream. Plus, with tips on make-ahead, storing and reheating, these cookies are also convenient for busy schedules.

So what are you waiting for? Put on your apron and start baking! Once you try these inside-out peanut butter cookie sandwiches, you won’t be able to resist making them again and again. Trust me; they’re a simply delectable treat that will satisfy those sweet cravings!

Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches Recipe

A fun blend of peanut butter cookies and frosting topped with holiday morsels! This sandwich cookie is perfect to make for a holiday cookie exchange.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Christmas, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, For Large Groups
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Calories: 203.5kcal


  • 1 cup Nestle swirled holiday morsels, divided (optional)
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter or 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

peanut butter frosting

  • 1 1/4 cups prepared vanilla frosting
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter or 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter


  • PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
  • Combine morsels in small bowl, set aside. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in another small bowl. Beat butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsel mixture. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Press down slightly.
  • Bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Spread Peanut Butter Frosting and Filling on bottom side of one cookie. Place bottom side of a second cookie over frosting creating a cookie sandwich; press down slightly. Frost top of cookie sandwich and sprinkle with a few morsels. Repeat with remaining cookies and frosting.
  • Combine 1 1/4 cups prepared vanilla frosting and 1/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter in small bowl.

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Serving: 47g | Calories: 203.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.7g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 13.2g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Cholesterol: 27.6mg | Sodium: 210mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 11.5g

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