Turns out peanut butter and caramel comes a close second to coconut and caramel.
Since I was moving and needed to use up all that caramel sauce, I needed something portable that it’d be good in. Well, sandwiches are portable. Cookie sandwiches? Even better.
Peanut butter cookies usually fall into two categories: Chewy and flavorful or soft with just a hint of peanut flavor. Using caramel sauce in place of sugar and butter bridges the gap and makes a cookie that’s very peanut butter(is that even a word?) but also soft at the same time—the kind of cookie that’s perfect for filling.
The ones I filled with straight caramel sauce were a little too loose so the peanut butter acts as a great binder. I’d definitely recommend filling these sandwiches with salted caramel buttercream if you happen to have a recipe for that handy or even vanilla ice cream and an extra drizzle of caramel sauce.
Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Sandwiches
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Ingredients(Makes about 12 sandwiches):
- 1/2 cup + 1 Tablespoon peanut butter, divided
- 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup caramel sauce, divided
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, beat together 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup of caramel sauce, sugar, flour, egg, and baking soda until it forms a dough. If the dough’s a little loose add flour by the tablespoon until it won’t stick to your hands.
- Roll the dough into balls about 1-inch in diameter and place them on a non-stick baking tray.
- Using a fork, make a criss-cross pattern on the top of each dough ball.
- Bake for 15 minutes until the cookies have risen and spread.
- Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely.
- In a small bowl, beat together the remaining peanut butter and caramel sauce.
- Scoop about 2 teaspoons of the peanut caramel sauce onto the bottom of one cookie and sandwich it with the bottom of an equally-sized cookie.
- Refrigerate the cookies until the filling has set and it’s time to serve.