Do you think I’ve hurt these cookies’ feelings?

Fat Little Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Ganache I howsweetetas.com

Is calling them fat and little politically incorrect? I mean… they are fat. And they’re little.

Pretty sure I’m just speaking the truth.

Fat Little Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Ganache I howsweetetas.com

I love them because they are so puffy. Who doesn’t want a puffy cookie? Okay, sometimes I want a crispy cookie. Like paper thin, like the chocolate chip cookies my grandma used to make. Thin and chewy. But given most cookie situations, I would choose something puffy. Especially when ganache is involved. Or puffy and chewy.

Man, cookie variations are confusing. I’m overwhelmed.

This cookie was… huge for me. In true Jessica fashion I do not often have the patience for sandwiching something between the cookie. You know, you have to make an entirely separate portion of a recipe and then wait for cookies to cool and then make sure the filling is even and make sure the cookies are the same size and… and… it’s just a lot. For someone with the attention span of a preschooler. I just want to make my cookies and eat them. Preferably warm. Which can’t happen when you’re stuffing something inside.

Fat Little Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Ganache I howsweetetas.com

But in this really weird way, I’m totally into sandwich cookies right now. Oddly enough I’ve been fascinated with the idea of a lemon basil sandwich cookie. But let’s be honest. Who wants to be the girl that brings the weird cookie out during Christmas time? The one with herbs and a fruit that isn’t in season for like, three more months or something? I don’t know. I think we’ll wait on that. Give me a few weeks and I’ll get with the program.

For now… chocolate and peanut butter. Duh.

Fat Little Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Ganache I howsweetetas.com

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Whipped Chocolate Ganache

Yield: makes 12 sandwich cookes

Total Time: 2.5 hours

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cups rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

whipped ganache filling
5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
chocolate sprinkles for rolling

Directions:

Place chocolate in a bowl. Heat heavy cream in a saucepan over low heat until warm (just until bubbles appear on the edges) and then pour over chocolate. Stir constantly until chocolate is totally melted, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir together flour, oats, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.

In a large bowl, combine melted butter and peanut butter with sugars and whisk until smooth. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well until combined. Stir in dry ingredients, mixing until dough comes together. You can even bring the dough together with your hands if needed. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Measure out a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball, making sure they are all roughly the same size. Place on a nonstick baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 7-8 minutes, until just baked through and lightly golden on the edges. Remove from baking sheet and let cool completely.

Add ganache to the bowl of an electric mixture and beat until fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Using a small spoon or spatula, spread ganache on the flat side of one cookie and cover it with another, repeating with the rest. Roll the edges in sprinkles!

[cookies adapted from my chewy oatmeal cookies]

Fat Little Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Ganache I howsweetetas.com

Oh, and sprinkles. You wouldn’t expect anything less, would you?

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63 Responses to “Fat Little Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches! …with chocolate ganache.”

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    jane — December 12, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

    I made these as soon as I got home last night and boooooy are they good. I actually ended up with 14 sandwiches. They’re soooooo dense and rich which makes the small yield despite the effort way worth it.

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    Chantelle @ A Tale of Two Pretties — December 13, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    These. look. amazing! I can’t wait to make them for my boyfriend–he’s going to love them! Thanks for sharing!

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — December 13, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    I love that you describe these cookies as “fat” and I would also take a puffy cookie any day!

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    The Food Hound — December 13, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    So, my annual Christmas party is Saturday, and what has happened is that all the things I wanted to make as a party favor turned out to be too awesome NOT to display at the party, and have thus been added to the menu. So I’m still searching for something to use as a party favor- HELLO, found ‘em! But of course, they’ll turn out to be too delicious and I’ll end up displaying them with the rest of the goodies and I’ll be right back where I started, haha.

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    Wendy — December 13, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    These look delicious. Any idea how long they stay fresh? (assuming they are not immediately consumed)I would like to mail them.

    Also, I have an idea for Jody (#45) and her need for a peanut butter substitute. It would change the flavor, of course, but how about some speculoos cookie butter? I get mine at Trader Joe’s but many supermarkets carry it. We have allergies in my house too and this has worked for me in some recipes.

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    sarahbeesweets — December 13, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    meyer lemons are in season now! make the weird cookies, lady! i’m positive they’ll be delicious.

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    Samantha — December 14, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    You big tease ;). Where is the recipe for the pumpkin/brown butter/awesomeness from the first pic???

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    Syl — December 14, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    So I made 6 dozen of these yesterday! Absolutely delicious. My only comment is that if you use a TABLESPOON as the cookie dough scoop they turn out the size of golf balls!! Use a smaller spoon for a smaller cookie!

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    Raizel @ Sweet Pickled Reality — December 15, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

    These look amazing! Chocolate, oatmeal, and peanut butter, how can you go wrong?

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