Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 mins

These are the ultimate rich peanut butter cookie. Definitely not for every day, but great when you want a special treat, maybe for a child's birthday party or a potluck.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together shortening, peanut butter and sugars.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.
  4. Mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture.
  6. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Flatten slightly with a fork.
  8. Bake at 375 F for about 8 minutes until golden. When you take them out, they will be a bit soft but leave them on the sheet for a couple minutes and they will continue to cook.
  9. Remove from the sheet and cool on wire racks.
  10. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat filling ingredients until smooth.
  11. Spread on one half of cool cookies and top each with another cookie.
Most Helpful

These were great! A classic peanut butter cookie without the filling and an extra special touch with. I used a cookie scoop (like an ice cream scoop but a bit smaller) to make a uniform size/shape for the sandwich halves.

Sharlene~W March 17, 2002

These cookies are dynamites! More on the crispy side, but delicious treats!

Izzy Knight February 20, 2002

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I made them as Christmas gifts for the guys and gave them to them tonight. My nephew just texted me and said they are awesome. Merry Christmas

Cynthia P. December 25, 2015