Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies



Who wants peanut butter cookies with ganache centers? Best peanut butter cookies ever!

FOR THE COOKIE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 11/2 cups all purpose flour

FOR THE GANACHE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • METHOD

    • 1. Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
    • 2. Cream peanut butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, salt and molasses in a large bowl. Add flour and mix until a dough forms.
    • 3. Scoop teaspoonfuls of the dough and roll into balls. Place each cookie dough ball an inch apart of the cookie sheet. Using a fork, make cross indents over each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool the cookies on a wire baking rack when ready.
    • 4. Meanwhile, make the ganache. Combine all ganache ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 15-second intervals, stirring in between until the mixture is thick and melted. Cool the ganache filling for 2 hours at room temperature.
    • 5. Spread 1-2 tsp ganache filling onto half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies to create cookie sandwiches.