Stay Soft Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are a big hit at my house.  They are also tangible proof that I have no self-control.  (We won’t talk about how many cookies I ate from this batch…)

This cookie is baked to soft and chewy perfection, and then slathered with some yummy peanut butter frosting before being topped off with another cookie.  Can it get any better than that?

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies- filled with peanut butter frosting- soft, chewy, and delicious

 I love cookies that are soft and chewy, opposed to crisp or crunchy.  Just my personal preference.  So, I bake these just till ALMOST done.  I want the centers to be a little gooey still when I pull the cookies out of the oven.  After they sit on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes, I remove them with a small metal spatula and let them cool on a rack.  Those few minutes on the hot sheet allow them to finish cooking, and then stop cooking before they get crunchy.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies-my all-time favorite peanut butter cookies!!

If you like a salty and sweet combination, then you will love these.  The peanut butter gives a great salty taste, but it’s balanced with the sweet.

Stay Soft Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies- so yummy!  Filled with peanut frosting.

You’ll need milk on hand, as these cookies are rich.

Stay Soft Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Stay Soft Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter- softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups oats
  • Frosting: 6 Tbs butter- softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 Tbs milk (or cream, or half and half)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer, or large mixing bowl with hand mixer, cream butter, peanut butter, and both sugars. Mix about 1 minute, until fully combined and well mixed. Add eggs, and vanilla and mix again.
  2. In a separate bowl add the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir together. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, while mixing them together. Mix until all dry ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Using a cookie scoop, or spoons, form balls with about 1 1/2- 2 Tbs of dough in each. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. The cookie should still be very soft when you remove it from the oven. Let it sit on the hot pan to cool for 2-3 minutes, then remove it to a cooling rack. If cookies cool and are hard, then cook them a little less for the next batch.
  4. While cookies are cooling, make the frosting. Cream together the butter and peanut butter for the frosting. Slowly add the powdered sugar, and then the milk until the frosting is smooth. Once cookies are completely cool, spread about 1 1/2 to 2 Tbs of frosting on the back of a cookie, and then top it with another cookie.

Can I justify eating these by saying they have oatmeal and peanut butter?  It’s protein, right?  😉

Treat yourself to some sweet, salty, soft, and chewy Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies!  You’ll be glad you did.

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40 thoughts on “Stay Soft Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

  1. Oh yes! The cookies MUST be soft and chewy. I really, really should not make these…but I really probably am going to – and we’ve got lots of milk. 🙂 My guys will wipe them out in a flash. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. These look and sound wonderful!! We love the sweet/salty combination…. one son doesn’t eat nuts because of an allergy/sensitivity, so we rarely make peanut butter cookies (only when he isn’t going to be home for a while and when we are also making another kind that he CAN eat), so these REALLY look good. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this.

  4. These look incredible,pinned!! Thanks so much for sharing at The Wednesday Roundup! Hope to see you again next week! ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

  5. Oh. my. word. I better not show these to my hubby. He is a peanut butter fanatic. These look ridiculously good.
    Thanks for linking them up at the Shine Blog Hop for us all to drool over!

  6. If my hubs had any say so, he’d say these are healthy cuz they have the oatmeal and peanut butter. He justifies his oatmeal creme pies that way and many other foods.

    These look so delish!! Thanks for sharing!!


  7. It seems like all the peanut butter cookie recipes I come across are crunchy ones, and I love a good chewy cookie. These look perfect and I can’t wait to try them! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  8. Yum! These cookies look heavenly. I could go for one right now! So glad these were featured at our Pretty Pintastic Party today! They’ve definitely been pinned to my “Cookie Monster” board! Looking forward to trying them. (Beautiful photography, too!)

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