Peanut Butter White Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Sarah Grossett | The Gold Lining Girl Updated

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Sandwich Cookies will tantalize you with their rich white chocolate buttercream. What a gorgeous combination!

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These peanut butter sandwich cookies had to happen because, as I’ve said before, I would argue that peanut butter is even better with white chocolate than with regular chocolate. It’s a controversial viewpoint, but I cannot help the way I feel. I just like it better.

I love regular chocolate in all ways, shapes, forms, and %s of cacao, but if I’m presented with the option to pick regular chocolate or white chocolate, I will almost always choose white chocolate.

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Even aside from my clear preference for the creamy and silky white stuff, I also just think it simply complements peanut butter better anyway. I’m not sure exactly why, but maybe it’s because white chocolate has more subtle flavors than chocolate, so it doesn’t compete with the flavor of peanut butter? White chocolate lets peanut butter shine through front and center, and merely enhances it, without overtaking it.

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Regular chocolate can sometimes overtake peanut butter, and I simply won’t stand for that! If you’ve learned nothing else about me at this point, know that I do not like ANYTHING to outshine peanut butter. Peanut butter should *always* be the main event!! You get me?

These peanut butter cookies have no shortage of rich and intense peanut butter flavor. They’re packed with the good stuff, and they’re also really nice and soft, thanks to lots of brown sugar. Oh, brown sugar, how you make everything richer, more flavorful, softer, and chewier too. I heart you, brown sugar.

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Two of these fabulous, good-all-on-their-own, peanut butter cookies get filled with a ridiculously fluffy white chocolate buttercream frosting. It’s a cookie sandwich sent straight from heaven. I ate spoonful after spoonful of that white chocolate buttercream. It was just so…. fluffy. Sooooo fluffy. It’s indulgent and sinful, make no mistake about the calorie content of it, but it’s still so light and fluffy!! I just whip the heck out of it with my mixer. I set the speed on high, go about my business, and come back 12 minutes later. Hello fluffy and amazing frosting! Frosting, say hello to my peanut butter cookie friends!

And the two lived happily ever after in sandwich cookie bliss.

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Peanut Butter White Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe

    24 Servings

Ingredients

For the Cookies:
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
For the White Chocolate Buttercream:
  • 6 ounces White Baking Chocolate, Not chips, must be baking chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Cream, Plus 3 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 cup Butter, Softened
  • 2 pound bag Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

For the Cookies:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, shortening, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add to mixing bowl, and mix well.
  5. Shape into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a fork.
  6. Bake at 375°F for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown at the edges. Remove to wire racks to cool.

For the Buttercream:

  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine white chocolate and cream. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  2. Set aside and let cool to room temperature.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy.
  4. Gradually add powdered sugar and cream, blending after each addition.
  5. Add white chocolate mixture and vanilla, and beat until light and fluffy.
  6. Spread the frosting on half of the cookies, and top each with another cookie. Enjoy!
Source: Cookie recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
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Author: Sarah Grossett
Source: Cookie recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
Recipe Yields: 24 sandwich cookies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 sandwich cookie
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 213
Calories 407

% Daily Value*
41%
Total Fat 27g
60%
  Saturated Fat 12g
6%
Sodium 143mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate 35g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 25g
11%
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sarah Grossett

About Sarah

Sarah has an affinity for shiny golden objects, hence the name of her blog: The Gold Lining Girl. Peanut Butter's the one thing she'd take to a desert island, so it's only right that she's our Peanut Butter Fanatic!