Double Stuff Peanut Butter Cookies

What you don’t know about me.  I once was a Girl Scout.  I once was one of the top seller’s of Girl Scout cookies for my troop.  I LOVE Do-Si-Dos. If I buy cookies for myself from the store they are usually Nutter Butter’s.

Now that I’ve let you in on a couple less known, but seriously important facts about me, I want to share something else.

Here is a peanut butter cookie recipe with a delicious cream filling that you can make from scratch.  Just be sure to keep your pantry well stocked in peanut butter…

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Double Stuff Peanut Butter Cookies

Cookie Dough:

1/2  c. peanut butter

1/2 c. margarine, softened

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1 egg, room temperature

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt

1/2 c. ground oats (I used mini food processor for this)

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

Cookie Filling:

1/2 c. peanut butter

3 tbsp. butter

2 c. powdered sugar

2+ tbsp. milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions:

In a large bowl, add peanut butter, margarine, sugars, egg, salt, and vanilla; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.  Add baking powder, ground oats, and flour; stir until thoroughly mixed.  Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Remove dough from refrigerator.  Roll out on lightly floured surface. Cut out cookies with cookie cutter and  place on  cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake for approximately 9 – 11 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.

In a large bowl, mix filling ingredients together.

Construct cookie sandwiches and store in airtight container.  Makes about 2 dozen.

Consume with a milk chaser!

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What is your favorite Girl Scout, or store-bought cookie?

I have been sharing my recipes at a great new website called BeBetsy.com.  If you’ve got a minute check them out!