Sometimes I wish I had all the time in the world to spend on baking. I really love creating delicious treats for my family. Unfortunately with three young boys my time always feels so limited. My cookie making especially has suffered. Lately I’ve been opting for a one dish treat because unlike cookies, it doesn’t require much once the batter is made. Betty Crocker and Hershey’s have come together to make the cookie process quicker with their new chocolate chunk cookie mix. With this mix it is very simple to create a tasty cookie without much effort. General Mills asked if I could try out a new Betty Crocker® Hershey’s Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix and I thought it would be a great way to make cookies without having to dedicate a lot of time in the kitchen. And I came up with these chocolate chunk sandwich cookies with a sweet peanut butter filling.
(Approximately 20 servings, 1 sandwich cookie each)
1 box Betty Crocker® Hershey’s Premium Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix
1/ 3 cup butter, softened
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup marshmallow crème
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, and water until soft dough forms.
On parchment or silicone baking sheet lined cookie sheets, drop 1/ 2 rounded tablespoon cookie dough 2 inches apart. (These should be slightly smaller than a traditional cookie)
Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients until well blended.
For each sandwich cookie, spread 1 tablespoon filling on bottom of 1 cookie; top with second cookie, bottom side down.
For a stronger peanut butter taste, add additional peanut butter. To make this recipe even more simple, fill sandwich cookies with plain or flavored peanut butter or other spread such as hazelenut chocolate.
The size of the cookie really doesn’t matter as long they are uniform in size to create a sandwich. Obviously, the bigger the cookie the fewer cookie sandwiches.
You can use ungreased cookie sheets instead of lined cookie sheets but clean up won’t be as easy and bottoms of the cookies may not be as smooth. I love using parchment paper and silicone baking sheets. They create a beautiful cookie bottom!
Enjoy your easy to make cookie sandwiches!
Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time to create this recipe however all thoughts remain my own.