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

Fat Little Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Ganache I

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

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

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


Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches with Whipped Chocolate Ganache

Yield: makes 12 sandwich cookes

Total Time: 2.5 hours


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


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

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.”

  1. #
    Kim in MD — December 11, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    Did you just call these cookies FAT? I don’t think they are fat, puffy maybe, but not fat! LOL! They are so cute! I can’t wait to try these puffy cuties!


  2. #
    Liz — December 11, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    OOH OOH OOH amazing cookies – they almost remind me of macarons.


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    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat — December 11, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    I’m always up for a new chocolate and peanut butter combination… and sprinkles make everything complete. Adorable!


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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 11, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    chocolate and peanut butter… saving me one work day at a time. it’s how i get through all the office hours. and well, i am ALWAYS looking for new ways to bake/no-bake with it. these little fatties! with sprinkles! Jessica, I think you created my perfect cookie. i want to eat that chocolate ganache with a spoon and wear my fat pants.


  5. #
    Blog is the New Black — December 11, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    Yum! YESSSSSS.


  6. #
    Alicia Greenrabbit — December 11, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    Fat is goooood.
    What is it about making cookies at Christmas time?
    Here baby Jesus we brought you some cookies,how about some Snicker Doodles and some Gingerbread Men. I think Santa had something to do with this ,you never see a skinny Santa? Ho,ho,ho!
    I’m feeling rather silly today, I have to make DOZENS of cookies this week. I’m definitely adding this recipe to the lot ,thanks! (If I don’t eat them all)


  7. #
    Eddie — December 11, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    They aren’t fat, they are just big-boned. And they have a really nice personality.


  8. #
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated — December 11, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Maybe we should call them “pleasantly plump and petite” peanut butter oatmeal sandwich cookies. Much more PC. ;)


  9. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — December 11, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    Can these cookies get any cuter? I swore off cookies for the rest of the year, but now I want to make these! To darn adorable!!!


  10. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — December 11, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Ok, so as if these cookies weren’t awesome enough on their own, you just HAD to go and add the ganache, didn’t you!? LOL! I’m very much in the chewy puffy cookie camp (as opposed to the flat crispy camp) and these sound perfect!


  11. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — December 11, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Mercy! These are so cute it is killing me! I can just imagine how scrumptious they are, too! MMMMMMM.


  12. #
    Alissa — December 11, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    Oh Jess! You are killing me! We are moving from Texas to Virginia and they packed up ALL of my baking tools. I am working on a whole list of your recipes that I will be trying next month when I get my tools back.

    Thank you for all your amazing post! Best wishes for you and your family this holiday season.


  13. #
    bridget {bake at 350} — December 11, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    I like any recipe that starts with the word “fat.” ;)


  14. #
    Maria — December 11, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    I want to eat a hundred of these cute cookies!


  15. #
    Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots — December 11, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    I am moving next door to you and coming over everyday to be your taste tester please!


  16. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 11, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    Fat cookies? I’m all in.


  17. #
    Ashley — December 11, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    They are so CUTE!! I need a cookie.


  18. #
    alyssa - life a la wife — December 11, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Little cookies mean you can eat double the amount without feeling guilty!


  19. #
    Katie — December 11, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    They’re like little babies…all chubby and tiny and delicious looking! I want eighty (babies and cookies).


  20. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 11, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    I am the same with recipes and feeling like sometimes I make things or crave things that are super out of season, but your lemon cookies sound great. I made a lemon blueberry cake about a month ago and had so many people comment at how out of season it was. Sometimes you just want what you want – like these!

    They look fabulous and whipped ganache – and puffy PB cookies that are mini…mmm, I want some!


  21. #
    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — December 11, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    These look so decadent! You definitely have me thinking about a lemon basil cookie sandwich now!!! Do it!!!! I want some and I would appreciate the girl that brings the weird cookie, because in my family it is usually me!


  22. #
    joelle (on a pink typewriter) — December 11, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    These little guys are just too freakin’ cute for words! And the sprinkles just put it over the top.


  23. #
    allie@sweetpotatobites — December 11, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    mmm love chocolate and peanut butter. and love how cute and puffy these are.


  24. #
    Danijela — December 11, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    I have a simple recipe for sandwich cookies with homemade jam – one of my all time favorite things to make. I just LOVE sandwich cookies! Thanks for the recipe! :)


  25. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 11, 2012 @ 11:59 am



  26. #
    A farmer in the dell — December 11, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    Chocolate and peanut butter are my weakness! These look amazing!


  27. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — December 11, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    these look awesome! and Im the exact same way…half the time I never finish a sandwiched cookie because I don’t have the patience. also, that happens with cupcakes…i end up with unfrosted cupcakes sometimes..ooops!


  28. #
    wendy — December 11, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    YUM! these are most likely being made for my neighbors and the doggie boutique i live above in san francisco. thanks for a great post!


  29. #
    Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} — December 11, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    So adorable! I’ll be eagerly awaiting the lemon and basil ones, too. With sprinkles?


  30. #
    Kristina — December 11, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    me. it’s ME. I am that weirdo that brings out weirdo cookies during the holidays. (today’s cookie is an apricot rosemary whathaveyou… but it is SPARKLY). ;)

    I like these fat and small cookies. I often have the confusion of calling my dachshund short and long. *sigh*


  31. #
    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen — December 11, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    Cookie feelings! Haha. These look delicious. WANT.


  32. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — December 11, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    Fat is not a bad thing! I’m sure they won’t hold it against you :) Delicious!!!


  33. #
    Diana @ Sneakers2Sandals — December 11, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    I have been missing out! I just googled ‘turkey meat balls crockpot’ and it lead me to your site. Needless to say, I have been on it all afternoon. I’m so happy to have found your blog! I want to make EVERYTHING.


  34. #
    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — December 11, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    Fat sounds really good to me right now! I’m having one of those days…


  35. #
    mrs. williams — December 11, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    These are gorgeous. And you make me laugh. Per usual.


  36. #
    Sarah — December 11, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    I say, be the girl who brings the weird cookie. Be that girl. Why the hell not?


  37. #
    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — December 11, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    I love that you call them fat. ‘Cause they totally are!! And I’m with you on not being able to decide what cookie texture I like best. Can we just say “all of the above”?


  38. #
    Mandie @ Oh So Decadent — December 11, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    You cannot go wrong with a peanut butter and chocolate cookie, like ever. Plus stuffing them with chocolate ganache is pretty much putting the stamp of approval on it.

    You should make some crazy cookies! I’d be totally into it even though it’s Christmas time. Do it, do it!


  39. #
    Katie @ SkinnyMinnieMoves — December 11, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

    Those look absolutely delicious! And sprinkles! (Or jimmies as we call ’em!) YUM!


  40. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 11, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

    They’re adorable! Puffy and so right.


  41. #
    B — December 11, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    Are there substitutions to the egg and heavy cream? I would love to make these for my daughter’s bday at pre-school, but one of the girls is a vegan.


  42. #
    Sophia — December 11, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    OMG!! that looks like total yum, i have all the ingredients, and that is the simplest recipe for a quick ganache i have found!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for sharing!! Hubby and I are peanut butter, and chocolate lovers! Not to mention we are cookie monsters!!


  43. #
    Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron — December 11, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    These fat cookies are adorable! I want to pinch them for being so cute! Seriously yummy looking too!


  44. #
    kim@hungryhealthygirl — December 11, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    These are so little and cute, I just bet I could eat a ton of them!!


  45. #
    Jody@Toast in the Oven — December 12, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    Two things: First these are adorable. Maybe “chubettes: instead of fat? LOL and second, what can I substitute for the peanut butter? We have a peanut/tree nut allergy and I would love to know what I can do so my granddaughter can enjoy them. THANKS


  46. #
    Diane Cooper — December 12, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    As delicious and adorable as these look, I saw 12 cookies/2.5 hours, and I think I will pass!! Now after the Christmas baking rush? These babies are mine to try!!


  47. #
    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty — December 12, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    These are adorable. Overweight, undertall, adorable cookies. With sprinkles. Perfect!


  48. #
    Mr. & Mrs. P — December 12, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    Another amazing recipe!!


  49. #
    Iris — December 12, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    Cookies, chocolate, peanut butter–all my faves. Need to make this!


  50. #
    Chloe Moon — December 12, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    Wow your hilarious! I don’t have the patience to even try cookies like this but they seriously look amazingly yummy!! I hate that the cookies will come out different sizes…I always use an ice cream scoop now to dollop out cookie batter & cupcake batter to try to avoid it. I’ve always heard the ganache word and never knew how that was made…Alright I’m liking these cookies more and more, I’m going to pin this and maybe one day I’ll make them! The lemon basil cookies sound yummy too! =)

    Happy Holidays!

    Ergo – Blog



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