Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies

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March 29, 2019
Cookies
March 29, 2019

Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Prep time: 1 hr
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Total time: 1 hr 30 min

These heavenly peanut butter sandwich cookies are the salty-sweet sandwich cookie of your dreams! Made with chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies

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Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies

These heavenly peanut butter sandwich cookies are the salty-sweet sandwich cookie of your dreams! Made with chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies and a creamy peanut butter filling, you’ll love these little cookies!

Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies: this recipe is nearly all in halves, which makes it super easy to remember. And they're beyond heavenly!

Happy Friday from this old, but still SO good recipe. If you’ve been following along with Broma since the beginning, you’ll probably remember these addicting, nutty peanut butter cookies sandwiched together with a creamy peanut butter frosting. The recipe comes from my friend Mallory’s childhood nanny, Didi, who would make these for her growing up and they are one of my most FAVORITE cookies of all time.

They were one of my first recipes published on Broma. And we’re feeling nostalgic (and craving some halfway to heaven peanut butter cookies), so we brought these babies out of 2010 with some new photos!

Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies: this recipe is nearly all in halves, which makes it super easy to remember. And they're beyond heavenly!

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love these cookies. They’re bite sized, chewy and perfectly peanut buttery. I’m sure they’re packed with protein…so like basically a post workout snack? The teaspoon sized cookies are delicious on their own, but sandwich them together with peanut butter icing and you’re in heaven–or at least halfway 🙂

Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies: this recipe is nearly all in halves, which makes it super easy to remember. And they're beyond heavenly!

These peanut butter cookies get their name “halfway to heaven peanut butter cookies,” because of their easy to remember recipe that’s almost entirely measured in halves. And there’s nothing I love more than a simple, easy to memorize recipe.

Expect for Alex (maybe).

Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies: this recipe is nearly all in halves, which makes it super easy to remember. And they're beyond heavenly!

How to make peanut butter cookies less dense?

These peanut butter cookie sandwiches are packed full of peanut butter flavor, but if you have an aversion to the signature heaviness of a pb cookie, never fear. Truly I hear you, and I hate when you take a bite of a peanut butter cookie that sticks to the roof of your mouth and glues your teeth together. These cookies are also packed with oatmeal which helps to even out the nuttiness and give it a good chew.

Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies: this recipe is nearly all in halves, which makes it super easy to remember. And they're beyond heavenly!

Looking at this recipe I cannot believe that this was NINE years ago. All that to say, it’s amazing how far Broma has come, and honestly gets me feeling allll the feels. We’ve grown our team, picked up a couple thousand more followers (hey new friends!), launched Foodtography School and fostered an amazing community of talented food photographers that inspire me everyday, and along the way eaten we’ve eaten many brownies 🙂

Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies: this recipe is nearly all in halves, which makes it super easy to remember. And they're beyond heavenly!

And all of that is made possible by YOU! I’m so happy that you’re along for this wild ride with me and am so grateful to each and every one of you.

Gahh now I’m crying.

Love and brownies,

Sarah

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Half-way to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies

5 from 6 reviews
  • Author: Didi
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 28 mins
  • Author: Didi
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 28 mins
Scale:
  • Author: Didi
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 28 mins

Ingredients

For the cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey roasted peanut butter (you can find it freshly ground at Whole Foods. all it is is honey roasted peanuts ground into peanut butter, which gives it a slightly sweet, roasted honey flavor)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg

For the filling

  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter*

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, mix the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix butter, both sugars, egg, peanut butter, and vanilla. Pour oat mixture into peanut butter mixture, stirring until just mixed. Place rounded teaspoonfuls of batter on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving 2 centimeters between each one. Using your finger, pat dough down so they form small flattened circles. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool completely on cookie sheet.
  2. While the cookies are baking, whisk together the confectioner’s sugar and peanut butter until light and airy, about 5 minutes.
  3. On a work surface, place half of the cookies upside down. Whisk the filling to lighten it. Dollop 1 tablespoon of filling into the center of each upside down cookie.  Place second cookie on top of filling and press together until filling just comes to the edges. Ta-da!

Notes

*do not use natural p.b. for this part- the frosting will come out thick and heavy

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Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies: this recipe is nearly all in halves, which makes it super easy to remember. And they’re beyond heavenly!

Halfway to Heaven Peanut Butter Cookies: this recipe is nearly all in halves, which makes it super easy to remember. And they're beyond heavenly!

This recipes is nearly all in halves, which makes it super easy to remember. It’s brought to you by my friend Mallory’s childhood nanny, who would make these for her growing up. I have to say, I’ve never been a fan of peanut butter cookies, because they are too heavy-tasting for my palate. However, the oatmeal in this recipe balances the strong peanut flavor to make it enjoyable for even the most un-peanut-buttery people out there. Good stuff. PS– check out Mallory’s blog, Savings and Cravings!

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  1. These are my families favorite cookie. I usually triple the recipe, because I end up having to give neighbors some too. Everybody goes crazy over them.

  2. Hey Sarah,
    Hope you’re doing well. Glad to see the blog is booming and that this is still a beloved recipe. I would really appreciate if you’d give credit to Didi (my childhood nanny) again at the top of the new post. She’s the queen behind these cookies and even if you made a few tweaks, I think it’d be more ethical to clarify whose recipe this started as. Hope you’re staying safe and healthy!
    Best, Mallory

    • Hi Mallory! So good to hear from you! Totally with you on that— when we updated our site we changed our recipe plug-in, and long story short we have a bunch of automatic author tags that clearly overrode that! Let’s give credit where it’s due 🙂 That being said, I am SO sorry that that happened–it was never my intention and I appreciate you brining it to my attention.

      Thank you again, Didi, for this amazing recipe! And we’ll make a note in the top of the new post too. Hope you’re well!

  3. I live in Atlantic Canada, I don’t think we have Whole Foods. Should I use a good peanut butter with a touch of honey? Any recommendations for substituting? Thanks!

  4. i just added honey to the peanut butter and maple syrup instead of vanilla extract