Peanut Butter Oreos.
You know it’s a good week when it begins and ends with chocolate.
I’ve had a crazy plethora of chocolate recipes stored in my head for the last two months in preparation for Valentine’s Day… and they are so good that I can’t cut any out! I swear that next week we can have soup and salad and chicken and something of the sort.
Maybe not since I change my mind every 5.4 seconds in life, but you get the drift.
All I want to do right now is cannonball into that peanut butter cream filling. UGH. It is to die for. Let’s list everything we can spread it on. Ready? GO!
These cookies almost didn’t get filled with the peanut butter cream. Because the chocolate cookies themselves? WHOA. They are so incredible and rich, yet still have that crunch. I am hesitant to say that they are similar to shortbread because to be frank… I don’t really love shortbread. I’m apathetic towards shortbread.
I wouldn’t choose shortbread out of the dessert lineup. I’ve rather have a trashed up version of cheesecake or brownies or even just a traditional chocolate chip cookie over shortbread.
These cookies are the more rich, more delicious, much better rendition of super chocolatey shortbread.
We get each other. We’ve got each other since 2009. So if I’m not into shortbread, I know that there have to be a couple of you who also into shortbread.
Which makes me think of girl scout cookies. And their shortbread, which is okay when doused with a latte. But all hail the caramel delight.
Anyhoo. Back to these sandwiches that I want to snuggle with.
One thing that I think is important to note is that while the crunchy chocolate cookie outside does mimic that of a traditional oreo cookie, the peanut butter filling does not. I mean, the taste? Utterly fantastic. The consistency? Creamy and wonderful. But that whole creamy-yet-stiff-yet-melts-in-your-mouth-yet-holds-a-perfect-shape? No, and I assume that’s because there are some preservatives in that cream filling to get the whole oreo texture thing.
It’s okay! Real oreos have a time and a place. And yes, while I understand that time is always and that place is in your mouth, let’s occasionally replace them with a homemade chocolate peanut butter version. Deal?
Peanut Butter Oreos
- 1 1/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
peanut butter cream filling
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar sifted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sift the cocoa, flour and salt into a bowl and stir.
- In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Beat in the vanilla extract. Slowly add the cocoa mixture and beat until just combined.
- Bring the dough together and separate it into two pieces. Roll each piece out (you can stick it between two sheets of parchment so it doesn’t stick) into ¼ inch thickness and place it on a baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour.
- After 1 hour, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Use a biscuit cutter or 2-inch round cutter, cut out rounds and place them on a baking sheet about 2 inches part. Chill in the fridge or freezer for 30 more minutes.
- Bake the cookies for 20 minutes, or until a bit darker on the outside edges. Let cool completely before filling with the peanut butter cream and sandwiching the cookies together.
peanut butter cream filling
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and peanut butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar gradually along with the vanilla extract and beat until creamy. Fill the cookies!
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I might even drink some milk with these. If you add a splash of kahlua.
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Okay. These look like one of the best things I’ve ever seen!!! I need that peanut butter cream in my life asap!
This reminds me of The Parent Trap (the 1998 version :D ).
What cocoa powder did you use? These are gloriously dark!
i used this rodelle baking cocoa! :) http://rodellekitchen.com/explore-baking-ingredients/gourmet-baking-essentials/gourmet-baking-cocoa
How am I supposed to be at work all day knowing that these exist!!!! Neeeeed, like right now.
Well, don’t these look incredible! What an awesome combo… I know my man would go crazy for these.
I know what I’m baking this weekend! Wow!!!
are you even kidding me with these?!?!?!? ugh, i’m drooling. my bf and i are trying to do no-sweets february but you bet your a$$ come march 1st i am making these. thanks for sharing lady!!
Whoa!!!! These look addictive
Ooooooh. What a dream. I’m a chocolate & peanut butter lover, too, but that kahlua comment made me think that would also be a to-die-for cookie filling! Next time…
OMG is this real life??? these look amazing!! thanks for sharing :)
Oh my gosh. I want a huge spoonful of that frosting and like 14 cookies. They look so easy and the ingredient list is so short! I think I love you (do your hear the Partridge Family too?).
Oh. My. Bejeezes. I have scrolled up and down these pics like five times now. Seriously wish I hadn’t started a diet yesterday (#heartbroken). Everything is so beautifully done: The glassware, the filling, the dusting of cocoa powder. I’m definitely taking notes, here ;) Kudos!!!
I wonder how these would go with gluten-free flour? I guess I’m going to find out.
Just: what is creamy peanut butter?
If you do, let me know! There must be a gluten free chocolate cookie recipe that could substitute. You got me at the peanut butter cream.
These turned out fine with gf flour, although gf flour tends to soak in a lot of moisture, so I had to knead the dough at the end rather than mixing. Cookies are delicate and flaky. However, way too dark for my tastes, and I eat exclusively dark chocolate, so next time I’ll probably halve to cocoa and replace remaining dry ingredients with instant pudding powder or dry milk. With this much cocoa powder it leaves an almost chalky after-feel.
Woah! My life = completed These oreos are clearly what I need to be eating right this moment!
My biscuit cutters is using different size cans and my 6oz. tomato paste can is perfect and just right size for cutting this size of cookie.
These look absolutely amazing! Like out of this world good!
I totally get what you mean about shortbread and would always choose another form of desert over it, but I mean it can work, their is a time and a place for it, if you get what i mean?!
I really love how glossy these cookies turned out. Will definitely have to make them soon!
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pb oreos are one of my faves! will totally have to try the homemade version! :)
They look amazing!
I made these – delicious!
I followed the recipe exactly. My oven runs hot but I wanted to note that my cookies burned at 15 min :( – just a reminder to all to check at halfway, because in the end 10 min was perfect for the cookies.
My frosting was dry and not smooth when I used the amounts indicated. My fault again, as I should have added half the powdered sugar and then added slowly until it was the right consistency. A few splashes of milk made it creamy again. The frosting does taste more sugary and less peanut butter-y than I’d hoped – probably linked to the aforementioned sugar problem? It’s still delicious enough that I’ve had many tastes :)
Would make again! Thanks for the fun recipe. Who doesn’t love oreos?!
Wow perfect for my sweet tooth cravings! I will definetly try this with my kids for the weekend.
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Yumm…Oh my goodness its look fantastic. I will definitely try this recipes for my children . Thanks for share this amazing recipes.
These take me way back. As a kid I used to have Oreos slathered with PB as an after school “snack.” Haha! These look SO delicious!