Chocolate Peanut Butter Fluff Sandwich Cookies

March 15, 2013


I had to come up with something to bake for my son Tony’s Basketball Banquet.  I didn’t want to make the usual brownies or chocolate chip cookies, so I started with the chocolate cookie base and one thing led to the next and this was the winning outcome.  I needed to appeal to 18 year old boys and their families.  They got a little messy in the transition from my house to the party, and they are definitely a two napkin treat.  If you don’t mind a little mess and love the combination of chocolate, peanut butter and fluff, have fun making these sandwich cookies.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fluff Sandwich Cookies
  • 2½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup Dutch processed cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 sticks salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • your favorite creamy peanut butter
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  1. Whisk flour, cocoa, and baking powder together and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla, beating until combined.
  4. Beat in melted chocolate.
  5. Add flour mixture slowly beating in on low after each addition until all combined.
  6. Pat dough into two large flattened discs, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Roll the dough on a lightly coated surface with a combination of flour and cocoa until ¼ inch thick. Cut with a small round cookie cutter.
  9. Place the cutouts on prepared pans and place in freezer for 10 minutes, this stops the cookies from spreading.
  10. Bake the cookies for 7-9 minutes until center looks dry, I like to under cook my cookies a tad, they tend to keep baking as they cool.
  11. Cool cookies completely.
  13. Spread a tablespoon of peanut butter on the bottom of half the cookies and then do the same with the remaining cookies using the marshmallow fluff.
  14. Press cookies together gently.
  15. Gets lots of napkins and a big jug of milk:))


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