PEANUT BUTTER & PECAN COOKIE SANDWICHES

July 29, 2013

I have the craziest yet genius-est tip to share with you guys that will completely revolutionize your baking forever. Grating the butter. 

YES, grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly  and perfectly and give an even dispersal of butter throughout the dough. (Because if we’re being real, I always forget to soften the butter and then microwave it, and then it ends up as a fire-y lava liquid mess.) I first tried this technique with these PB cookies and LOVED it/felt really snazzy.

PEANUT BUTTER & PECAN COOKIE SANDWICHES from Rachel SchultzPEANUT BUTTER & PECAN COOKIE SANDWICHES
Makes 12 cookie sandwiches

1/2 cup butter, grated
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/4 cup oats
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
24 pecan halves
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream together 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.

Peanut Butter & Pecan Oatmeal Sandwiches from Rachel Schultz

Incorporate oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg until a dough forms.

Peanut Butter & Pecan Oatmeal Sandwiches from Rachel Schultz

Arrange dough in one inch balls on a lined baking sheet. Place pecan half on top of dough ball.

Peanut Butter & Pecan Oatmeal Sandwiches from Rachel Schultz

PEANUT BUTTER & PECAN COOKIE SANDWICHES from Rachel Schultz

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Meanwhile, cream together 3 tablespoons butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk. Allow cookies to cool completely. Spread peanut butter filling across cookies and form sandwiches. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store refrigerated for up to 5 days.

5.0 from 1 reviews
PEANUT BUTTER & PECAN COOKIE SANDWICHES
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, grated
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 and ¼ cup oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 24 pecan halves
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together ½ cup butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Incorporate oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg until a dough forms.
  3. Arrange dough in one inch balls on a lined baking sheet.
  4. Place pecan half on top of dough ball. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cream together 3 tablespoons butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk.
  6. Allow cookies to cool completely.
  7. Spread peanut butter filling across cookies and form sandwiches.
  8. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Adapted from Joy the Baker.

My New Cookbook


PRE-ORDER NOW:  AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE

Comments

  • Laverne

    These are The Best! Love the peanut butter flavor, they are delicious and chewy. Everyone one who tries them say they are wonderful. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  • I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

    • Rachel Schultz

      You’re welcome!

  • Julie

    Grating anything seems a little tedious to me…I’m too lazy to grate anything I don’t absolutely have to. I soften butter for 30 sec in the microwave on a defrost setting or 50% power. It leaves the butter soft to the touch and not liquid, just as if you had let it soften on its own at room temp. Much faster and no work. :) (the key to really good microwaving is learning to alter the power!)

  • […] Thank you, RachaelSchultz.com […]

  • […] Bake up a batch of Peach Pecan Muffins or Peanut Butter & Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches. […]

  • Anonymous

    Please print and bring home. Thanks

  • Jennifer

    These cookies look yummy and my boys love peanut butter so this recipe will be a winner..My question is do I freeze the butter then grate it?

    • Rachel Schultz

      Nope, just chilled from the fridge like normal :)

  • joaella

    Hi!
    We wrote you and did not hear back? I saw the post here but not anymore. I made these almost all by myself. They were delicious and especially good to bring to church dinner as they were individually wrapped! Thanks!

  • These look so tasty!! I’ll definitely have to make a batch for myself some time soon!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks danielle!

  • Laura

    What a great idea! Definitely going to try it next time I’m making pastry.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks Laura!

  • Rachel Schultz

    These were the ones I thought dad would like

Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe:  

Copyright © Rachel Schultz 2017