Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies With Nutella Marshmallow Cream Cheese Filling

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Nutella Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Oh yes I did!  And I’m sorry.  Really very, very sorry.  Because in creating and sharing these Daring Gourmet originals I will have turned every one of you into addicts.  But at least you will have lost your self-control over something oh so worth it! 

I enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches like most most people.  But I particularly enjoyed peanut butter Nutella sandwiches, especially when both are spread on thickly.

Nutella is marvelous.  I enjoy eating it on most anything sweet.  I feel no shame sitting down with a jar of it and eating it by the spoonful.  How about you?  Any shameless Nutella confessions of your own?

So it occurred to me, why not revitalize those same old peanut butter sandwich cookies with peanut butter filling that you find everywhere?  But it had to be something more than simply spreading the cookie halves with Nutella, or mixing them with powdered sugar and butter.  No, it had to be special.  It deserved something better.  One of my ultimate weaknesses:  Cream cheese frosting.  What could be better than Nutella cream cheese frosting?  How about Nutella cream cheese marshmallow frosting?  Eureka!!

Before we get to this scandalously delicious recipe, come take a moment to “Like” The Daring Gourmet on Facebook so you’ll never miss a recipe!

And don’t forget to check out this sandwich cookie’s twin sister, my PBJ Sandwich Cookies with Strawberry Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting!

Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich Cookies 2

 

Okay, pull up your sleeves, everyone, and let’s get baking!

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Note:  I made half the quantity for these pictures, so don’t get thrown off when you only see one stick of butter and one egg, etc.  Refer to the recipe for actual quantities.

Combine the butter, white and brown sugars in a mixing bowl.

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Mix them with a beater on high speed until pale in color and fluffy in texture.  This step is crucial, do not skip it.  Beating the butter and sugar to the right consistency will help ensure a well-risen and tender finished cookie.

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Add the peanut butter and beat until combined.

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Add the eggs and vanilla extract.

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In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder.

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Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the flour mixture into the peanut butter mixture.  Stir just until combined.

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The dough will be fairly stiff.

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Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on a non-stick cookie sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

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Using a fork, press gently down to create a criss-cross pattern in each dough ball.

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Preheat the oven to 350 F and bake for 8-9 minutes.  Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 4 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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To make the filling, combine the Nutella, marshmallow cream, and cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat until combined.  Spread some filling on the bottom of half of the cookies and place another cookie on top to form a sandwich.  Makes approximately 32 cookies.

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Ultimate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
 
A Daring Gourmet Original, Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with a Nutella Marshmallow Cream Cheese Filling!
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Recipe type: Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • For the filling:
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • ½ cup marshmallow cream
  • ½ cup Nutella
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Place the butter and sugars in a large bowl and beat for several minutes until fluffy and pale in color. Add the peanut butter and beat for a few more seconds until combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat another few seconds until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and, using a rubber spatula, gently fold to combine. Be careful not to over-stir.
  4. Form the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a non-stick cookie sheet, pressing a grid pattern into them with a fork. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  5. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. For the filling:
  7. Place the cream cheese, marshmallow cream and Nutella in a bowl and beat until combined.
  8. Using a butter knife, spread the filling on the bottom side of one cookie and place another cookie on top.
  9. Makes about 32 sandwich cookies.

 

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

25 Responses

  1. wrote on

    Oh they look so nice and yummy!

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Thank you, they are very yummy indeed. But I must warn you, they are dangerous! One bite and you won’t be able to stop eating! (This is speaking from personal experience ;)

  2. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    wrote on

    Oh my gawsh, these look incredible.

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Thanks, Aimee – they are scandalously delicious!

      Just checked out your blog. Oh my. Will definitely return and hang out for a while!

  3. wrote on

    That filling looks fantastic! YUM

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Thanks, Amanda! Definitely an example of where my wildest fantasies took over and I combined three of my addictions into one luscious filling.

  4. wrote on

    They look so cut and delicious!

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Thank you! A little too delicious, unfortunately…I ate far too many and am having to do double time on the treadmill now!

  5. Marie

    wrote on

    They look amazing! I’m going to make them today! I prefer a chewy cookie, would you say these are so? If not, is there a way to alter the recipe to be?

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Thanks for the compliment, Marie. Yes, they are very soft and chewy – the perfect pairing for that luscious, gooey filling! Hope you enjoy them!

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      You are so welcome! Thanks for the compliment and for stopping by. Happy baking!

  6. Susan

    wrote on

    Ooooo, I made these yesterday and they turned out great! I never would have thought to make a sandwich cookie out of peanut butter cookies…and then to make such a delicious combination filling – oh my. Thank you!

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Awesome! I’m glad you liked them. Yes, the filling combination…this was conjured up in a moment of weakness when I was craving several of my favorite things and decided to roll them all into one gloriously delicious cookie :) Thanks for giving them a try, Susan, and for your feedback!

  7. Melissa

    wrote on

    I would like to make these for a camping trip, but do they need to be refrigerated since there is cream cheese I’m the filling? Thanks!

  8. wrote on

    Wow! This looks amazing, I need to try this ASAP!

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Thank you, Hussein! They are excellent. The other version (strawberry marshmallow cream cheese filling) is fantastic, too, and I’m honestly not sure which one I prefer. And that’s okay because it just gives me an excuse to make both :)

  9. Anonymous

    wrote on

    Made them.. Yummy. I did run out of filling b4 all cookies were filled. I’d double the filling part to make enough and b/c I don’t like having 1/2 jar marshmellow creme left. They were a hit with my family.

    • The Daring Gourmet

      wrote on

      Fabulous! I’m so glad they were a hit and thank you for your feedback!

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