Recipe By Tracy Lauer
Published Feb 20th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 5 dozen Calories 294.1

A very rich, very addicting cookie. Tastes best when cookies are stored in a tight container with several pieces of bread at the bottom. You may need a little extra milk to get the filling to the right consistency.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons milk

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening, 1 cup creamy peanut butter and white and brown sugars. Add vanilla and then eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each addition. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add slowly to creamy mixture.
  3. 3 Shape into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Flatten balls with a fork.
  4. 4 Bake for 7-8 minutes depending on size (I tend to keep a close eye on them and remove them as soon as they start to get golden. This helps to make them chewy.) Cool on wire racks.
  5. 5 To Make the filling: Combine 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and milk in a small bowl adding enough milk to make for a creamy, frosting like texture. Spread frosting on one cookie and top off to make "sandwich".

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 294.1
  • Carbohydrate 38.1 g
  • Cholesterol 18.8 mg
  • Fat 14.3 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 5.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.3 g
  • Sodium 173 mg
  • Sugar 26.9 g


  1. These cookies are peanut butter heaven! My PB loving hubby almost melted on the floor when he tasted these. I followed the recipe exactly, only difference was I baked my cookies on parchment paper. If you love PB like we do, make these! You won't be disappointed! Thanks for a winner of a recipe!
  2. This is the ULTIMATE peanut butter cookie recipe!!! Perfectly chewy cookies (I chopped up 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts and added to the cookies) and delicious creamy filling that complimented each other nicely. I used a small ice cream scooper (almost full) to keep all the cookie sizes uniform. I have no need for any - Read more ...
  3. I just got through making these. It's true they are addicting... I had to use crunchy peanut butter because that's all I had - but fantastic!!!!
  4. I have no idea why this recipe has such high ratings. It was just okay for me. I will not make these again.
  5. This is just a "4" for me....really good, but not knock-my-socks off fabulous. I think what takes them from a "5" to a "4" for me is the sickeningly sweet filling. (And, believe me, I read reviews all the time that say "way too sweet" and I think...duh, it's a cooking/cake/candy, but this is sweeeeet) - Read more ...
  6. This was excellent. This was very sweet. The only thing I dd that may be helpful to others is unstead of spreading the icing on the cookies I put the icing in a large ziploc bag and cut the tip off and just squeezed it on the cookie (less mess). These were wonderful
  7. Wow..these are VERY sweet but very good. My husband has a huge sweet tooth so he loved them. I made just a few adjustments. I used butter instead of shortening (I didn't have any shortening) and I used half creamy half chunky peanut butter for the cookies themselves. I did have to add some milk - Read more ...
  8. I've tried a few PB cookie recipes, and this is the best one by far, both in flavor and in texture. To do the sandwiches, I put a dollop of the frosting in center of one cooled cookie without spreading it to the edges. The force of pushing the second cookie on top spread the - Read more ...
  9. Yummy!! My husband LOVES these and he took them to work and everyone was raving!!! Will be a family favorite in no time!!
  10. I had made other PB cookies from this site (the ones from the cake mix) which were great, and husband requested a PB filling. However, I THOUGHT 3 cups of confectioners sugar seemed like wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much- I used 1/2 cup PB, the vanilla, 2 TB milk, and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Came out - Read more ...