This is mostly a peanut butter frosting recipe. I’m just using the cookies as a means of getting the frosting into your mouth in a socially acceptable way. But if you want to just sit and eat a bowl of the stuff? Who am I to judge? The story is that I am ridiculously picky about my peanut butter frosting. It can’t be too peanut buttery, but it has to have enough peanut butter flavor. More than just a hint, you know? I have tried a million and one recipes. I have fussed with the measurements so many times I want to record the version I finally think I might love. Okay, do love. I’ve tested it on the husband, family members, coworkers, you name it. Whoever is willing. Even a few people that don’t like it, just to test them
PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING
You will need:
- 1 cup of softened butter
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter (I used JIF)
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons of milk
Cream the softened butter and the peanut butter together using a high speed on your mixer until it starts to look whipped and produce peaks. Add in the tablespoon of vanilla extract and whip it in thoroughly.
Then slowly begin adding in your powdered sugar, one half cup at a time until its completely blended. It should look like this:
This is the point where I stop if I’m going to make stuffed cookies. You want the frosting stiff and sticky to hold the cookie together and keep the candy you’re about to stuff inside.
PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING STUFFED COOKIES
I pulled out two cookies, and spread one big dollop out across the surface. Stick a Reeses peanut butter cup in the middle and then cover it with a little more frosting.
I stick the other cookie on top, and then you have a finished peanut butter frosting stuffed chocolate cookie sandwich.