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Marisa’s Peanut Butter “Sandwiches”

Marisa is well known for her baking skills (famous really). She says cookies and pies are her strong suit. I would agree and hope she will open up a treats shop so we can all get our fix (key lime pie please)!

These cookies are her leading mans favorite sweet something (second to Marisa of course) and she was kind enough to share them with me.

I baked these for a few of my favorites (you all know who you are) and was very happy with the tasty turnout.

Thanks Marisa – these are a permanent addition to the keepers box!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

PEANUT BUTTER FILLING:

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 350. In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, beat butter, peanut butter, sugar and egg until smooth. On low, beat in flour mixture.

For each cookie, roll 1 rounded teaspoon dough into 1 inch ball; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake in 350 degree oven 10 minutes until puffed. Let stand 2 minutes on sheet. Remove cookies to rack; let cool.

For the filling: In a bowl mix peanut butter and sugar. Spread flat side of half of the cookies with 1 rounded teaspoon filling; top with remaining cookies. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

In small bowl, microwave chips and oil for 1 minute; stir until melted. Dip cookies halfway into chocolate; let excess drain off. Place on waxed paper lined sheets. Drizzle with remaining chocolate. Refrigerate to set.

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