Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

"Who wants peanut butter cookies with ganache centers? Best peanut butter cookies ever!"
-- @rusticjoyfulfood

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Chewy peanut butter cookies are slathered with a rich dark chocolate spread to hit your sweet tooth right where it counts! 

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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 12mins
Serves or Makes: 15

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  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

For the Ganache


  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  • Step 2

    Cream peanut butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, salt and molasses in a large bowl. Add flour and mix until a dough forms.

  • Step 3

    Scoop teaspoonfuls of the dough and roll into balls. Place each cookie dough ball an inch apart of the cookie sheet. Using a fork, make cross indents over each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool the cookies on a wire baking rack when ready.

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile, make the ganache. Combine all ganache ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 15-second intervals, stirring in between until the mixture is thick and melted. Cool the ganache filling for 2 hours at room temperature.

  • Step 5

    Spread 1-2 tsp ganache filling onto half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies to create cookie sandwiches.