These Crispy Creamy Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are a 2022 blue ribbon winner, a 1st Place creative cookie at the Minnesota State Fair.
Betsy Faber created these for one of the new 2022 special contests. Here’s what hers looked like. Perfection!
Betsy won $100 in King Arthur Baking Company gift cards and lots of accolades.
These Crispy Creamy Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are exceedingly delicious. The cookies themselves are candy-like and the filling is magical. They are said to blur the line between candy and cookie.
Recreate these award-winning cookies today! Be sure to follow the recipe because Betsy gives lots of tips and tricks. Here are a few we found to be extra important.
Using no oil peanut butter is key. You want a brand that is 100% peanuts. No sugar, oil or anything else added. Otherwise the oil makes them spread out to thinly. You want them thin and solid but definitely not brittle.
Be sure not to overheat the “dough” part. It will harden once it’s heated by the time in the oven.
The dough really spreads out when in the oven so spread them out when baking.
Admittedly, this cookie takes some finesse to make. We botched our first batch and had to chop them into chewy toffee cookie chunks. They ended up being a perfect mix-in for homemade ice cream.
You are going to want to make these time and time again!
p.s. We updated this post with additional text and new photos after our testing activities.