I have come into close contact with cookie nirvana or heaven or just a total OH MY GOODNESS THESE ARE SO FREAKING GOOD I AM GOING TO EAT THE WHOLE BATCH BY MYSELF. And yes, all caps was necessary. These cookies are that good.
I was playing around with the idea of making some cookies & after trying a few different ways of making sandwich cookies (some flops & some will be made again & again & again) but right now I’m having a made love affair with this combo of Butter Cookies with Nutella & Peanut Butter Filling.
Here’s what you need:
For the Cookies:
2 Large Eggs
1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Tablespoon Whiskey
2 FULL Sticks of Unsalted Butter (16 Tablespoons)
2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
For the Filling:
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Nutella
1 1/2 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar
Makes about 20–22 cookie sandwiches
*for those who know me, yes it was Jameson’s Irish Whiskey
You’ll cook the cookies (not the filling) at 350 degrees for about 12–14 minutes.
Here’s how you put them together:
Crack both eggs into a bowl. Add in 1 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla. Add in 1 Tablespoon of Whiskey. Whisk together briskly. If you have little ones around letting them whisk is a good way to get them involved.
Now in your mixing bowl put your 2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter & 2/3 Granulated Sugar. I put my mixer on a medium speed & mixed until the mixture was fluffy. It took about 2–3 minutes.
OK, now add in your mixture of eggs/vanilla/whiskey that you whisked in the smaller bowl to the larger mixing bowl (the one that has your butter & sugar). Mix again.
Now slowly add in your flour. Mix on a lower speed or you will end up with flour in your face & everywhere else. Trust me on this one (not that I’ve done this, but if I had my children may have screamed & laughed at me for days). It should be a nice incorporated ball of dough when it’s all mixed together.
Take about a tablespoon’s worth of dough, roll it into a small ball & place it on top of a piece of wax paper on your cooking sheet. Less clean up this way & you don’t have to worry about your cookies sticking to your cooking sheet.
Bake for 12–14 minutes at 350 degrees. The bottom may brown a little bit, that’s OK.
Alright while your cookies are cooling you can put together your filling. Mix your 1/4 cup Nutella, 1/4 cup Peanut Butter, & 1 1/2 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar in a bowl. Mix it all together. It does take a little elbow grease but it shouldn’t take more than 2–3 minutes to fold it together.
Now after your cookies are cooled put a dollop of the filling on the bottom of one cookie. And put another cookie on top, with the bottom touching the filling.
Let it sit for about 15–25 minutes to harden up. Although you may have to fight yourself from diving in.
You can thank me later, just please remember if you do eat the entire batch you may go into a sugar coma & I’m not responsible. I warned you that they were just that good.