Who Needs Girl Scouts?

These are suppose to taste just like the Girl Scout Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies. I think they are probably better….sorry girls.

I love the texture the oatmeal gives these cookies. Individually they are a thin cookie, but sandwiched together with this “pure heaven of a peanut butter frosting” in between, they make a soft and thick, chewy cookie.

I sent these to work with Brett today thinking he’d share with his coworkers.  Apparently he’s hidden them in his desk and plans to snack on them all week. I’m just glad they aren’t here, tempting me to eat each and every one.  That’d be way too easy!

And I’m kidding about the girl scouts….when I was younger I totally wanted to be one.  I’m sure I’ll buy plenty of cookies from you girls in the future.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
Ingredients
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup quick cooking oats
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 1/2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
Directions
In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1/2 cup peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add egg and beat well.
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir. Add oatmeal and stir.
Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet, and press each mound down with a fork to form 1/4 inch thick cookies. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes, or until cookies are a light brown.  I cooked mine for 8 minutes so they’d be soft and chewy.
To Make Filling: Cream 3 tablespoons butter or margarine with the confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, and the cream. Spread filling onto half of the cooled cookies, then top with the other half to form sandwiches.

source: allrecipes

    Comments

    1. says

      Found this on Food Gawker! And I’m sooooo glad I did – I read the description and was like “no way”. I have to try these when I’m making my Christmas cookies this weekend – thank you for sharing these!

    2. says

      i don’t even want to admit to how many times i have made these since you posted them! they are AWESOME. my mom doesn’t eat chocolate and i was so excited to share these with her. we are all huge fans and can’t thank you enough for sharing! :)

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