Two Peas and Their Pod

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

First of all, I want to thank everyone for your sweet comments on the announcement of our first cookbook, Cookie Cravings. We really appreciate your support and are glad you are excited about Cookie Cravings. Make sure you sign up for the email list to stay up to date on all of the cookbook information.

I created and baked A LOT of cookies for the cookbook. I made 40 different cookie recipes in 2 weeks. Our kitchen was overflowing with cookies. Everywhere I turned there was a cookie. Talk about temptation. Luckily, I couldn’t eat them all because Heidi had to take pictures of them:) After the photo shoots were finished, we shared the cookies with friends and neighbors. They loved being our taste testers:) You think I would have gotten sick of cookies, but it didn’t happen. I just don’t think that is possible. I did take 2 weeks off from baking cookies, but my cookie cravings didn’t go away, so I made Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies. They always cure my cookie cravings!

Peanut butter cookies always hit the spot and these are a deluxe version because you get two cookies with a creamy peanut butter filling in the middle. I love sandwich cookies because they force you to eat two cookies:) The cookies are soft and chewy with a creamy peanut butter filling in the middle. Watch out, that peanut butter filling is dangerous. I don’t know what it is with me and peanut butter fillings, glazes, and frostings. I can never keep my finger out of the bowl. I love the stuff!

These cookies remind me of Nutter Butters or Girl Scout Do-si-dos, but of course they are a million times better because they are homemade…and homemade is always best! You can’t beat a fresh cookie. Β The double dose of peanut butter has you begging for a swig of milk, so make sure you have a glass of cold milk nearby.

Peanut butter fans, get out the peanut butter and get baking. These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich cookies do not disappoint!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

Yield: 18 sandwich cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies with a creamy peanut butter filling.


3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup quick-cooking oats

For the Filling
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons heavy cream


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat and set aside.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, peanut butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Finally, add the oats and mix until just combined.

3. Take about 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a cookie ball. Place on prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between the cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are slightly golden and the edges are set. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. While the cookies are cooling, make the filling. Combine the butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until smooth. Add the heavy cream and beat until light and fluffy. Using a knife, spread peanut butter filling onto the flat side of a cookie. Find a cookie the same size and sandwich the cookies together, pressing the filling to the edges.

Recipe from Allrecipes

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130 Responses to “Peanut Butter Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies”

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  1. Blog is the New Black — February 29, 2012 @ 5:19 am

    These look incredibly delicious and comforting!

  2. Rosa — February 29, 2012 @ 5:31 am

    Oh, terrific! Those devilish cookies have my name written all over them. πŸ˜‰



  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — February 29, 2012 @ 6:45 am

    These are so pretty! I would devour that filling in the baking process…danger.

  4. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — February 29, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    These cookies combine two of my favorite cookie ingredients – peanut butter and oatmeal. That, combined with the fact that you have never made a bad cookie, makes me so excited to try this recipe.

  5. Heather (Heather's Dish) — February 29, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    sandwich cookies are kind of a favorite of mine, and these look like perfection!

  6. Brian @ A Thought For Food — February 29, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    It’s 7:30, I’m on a bus, and I WANT THESE COOKIES! YUM!

  7. Amelia — February 29, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    These look incredibly dangerous! I was just thinking about girl scout cookies. I am sure these have a ‘cleaner’ ingredient list!

  8. sammi richardson — February 29, 2012 @ 7:57 am


    These cookies look fantastic! I love peanut butter. I work for Kamut International. I bet this cookie recipe would be equally as delicious if made with Kamut wheat flour too. Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — February 29, 2012 @ 8:04 am

    Peanut butter filling is always dangerous :) I can’t even fathom how much butter and sugar you went through for 40 batches of cookies!!

  10. thelittleloaf — February 29, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    Yum yum yum – making me want your book of cookies even more now!

  11. oh yummy, they sound really good.

  12. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — February 29, 2012 @ 8:21 am

    you had me at “peanut butter”

  13. Emmanuelle — February 29, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    They look heavenly, thanks for sharing!

  14. Ben — February 29, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    I know I’m a little late, but congratulations on the cookbook! Can I have cookies now please? πŸ˜€

  15. Ashley {Kitchen Meets Girl} — February 29, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    Wow, these look soooooo good (and oodles better than the Girl Scout version)! And I’m so looking forward to your cookbook–congrats!

  16. Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — February 29, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    I can’t wait to try these! They look so good!

  17. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 29, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    I can only imagine the sheer volume of cookies you had laying around…wow….lucky neighbors and friends!

    soft and chewy with a creamy peanut butter filling is pretty much my dream cookie!

  18. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 29, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    You are hitting my sweet spot here this morning, Maria. I just laid out ingredients for the first project of the day, and it includes both oatmeal and PB. And you know we’ll be making yours some day, too, right?! They look delicious. Still thrilled for you and your cookbook – and thanks for including my Chocolate PB Sandwich Cookies today!

  19. kelley {mountain mama cooks} — February 29, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    These look like they’d be deadly……..I wouldn’t be able to walk away from these. I have a soft spot for all things that involve peanut butter. I guess Josh didn’t get to taste these ones. :(

  20. sally — February 29, 2012 @ 9:49 am

    the combination of oats and peanut butter in a soft cookie is my weakness! combined with sweet peanut buttery cream… oh man! i bet these taste like heaven! great cookie recipe maria!

  21. chinmayie @ love food eat — February 29, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    OMG! I love peanut butter and with oatmeal it will only be better!

  22. Lori @ RecipeGirl — February 29, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    Gosh, I have not made sandwich cookies in such a long time! Yum!

  23. Erica — February 29, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    SO much baking for you :) I bet you just loved it to pieces. All that with a baby though? Phew! I’m tired for you!! Oatmeal cookies are amazing…this sandwich is so fun

  24. Laurie {Simply Scratch} — February 29, 2012 @ 10:15 am

    Oh dang… it’s the whole pb and oatmeal combo… LOVE. These totally rock my world!

  25. Alaina @ mommysmenu — February 29, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    yes yes yes! I love peanut butter everything! Especially stuffed between two delicious cookies! Yayy! I can’t wait to make these! πŸ˜€

  26. mireia — February 29, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    Delicious! I can’t wait to see the result!!!!

  27. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — February 29, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    That filling looks delicious! I could think of so many things I’d want to put that on in addition to the cookies! Oatmeal? Toast?…yum :)

  28. Traci — February 29, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    Peanut butter is in the air! I just made peanut butter cookies too and have those posted. I found white chocolate peanut butter at Sunflower the other day and made a peanut butter white chocolate chip cookie. You’ll have to try the white chocolate peanut butter–its to die for! These look great too! My kids love Nutter Butters but I won’t buy them. (Homemade is the best way) I’ll have to make these and sneak them into their lunches. Thank you and congrats on your book! You are amazing!!! –Traci

  29. Jessica @ How Sweet — February 29, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    I can’t even stand how delicious these look. Amazing!

  30. Katie {Epicurean Mom} — February 29, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Peanut butter and oatmeal are my all time fave! Love how they are sandwiched together! Mmmmmmm!!

  31. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 29, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    Mmm…if it reminds you anything of Nutter Butters, I’m all over it! These look incredible Maria! And again…I’m so excited for your cookbook! Eeee!

  32. Cassie — February 29, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    Anything that reminds you of a nutter butter is an instant winner. love these!

  33. Ashley — February 29, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    I’m pretty sure this would be the end all be all cookie for my husband. Well, and me, obviously. :) LOVE that it’s an oatmeal PB cookie. Not sure I’ve seen that before!

  34. Emilie — February 29, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    love these maria!

  35. TidyMom — February 29, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    Maria……my dad would have LOVED these!! I wish he was still here for me to make them for him!!

    I think I’ll make a batch and share them with mom!!

  36. Amanda — February 29, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    These look fantastic!!! I am so excited for you all, that book is going to be a BEST SELLER!!!

  37. Pam — February 29, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    Congrats on the cookie book!!! These cookies look and sound amazing – my kiddos would love them.

  38. Heather - Farmgirl Gourmet — February 29, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    Congrats on your cookie book Maria. These cookies are making my mouth water. Love the combo!

  39. Oh my, these look like a plateful of comfort!

  40. Amanda — February 29, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    Yum!! Those look amazing, LOVE peanut butter cookies!! :)

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