Gluten Free Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

peanut butter cookies

My husband usually isn’t one to eat lots of sweets, but he CHOWED on these cookies. He had no idea they were gluten free! (Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook: )

Cookie Ingredients:
1/4 c. butter or non-dairy butter
1/4 c. palm shortening
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs (I haven’t tried egg free yet, but I’d think it would turn out fine)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. gluten free flour blend (I use THIS one, but keep in mind it contains dairy)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt

Filling Ingredients:
1/4 c. smooth peanut butter
2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 Tbs. milk

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cream butter, shortening, peanut butter & sugars until light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs one at a time and mix until blended.
4. Add remaining cookie ingredients and mix thoroughly.
5. Refrigerate dough for about 10 minutes.
6. Once cookies have been chilled, butter a cookie sheet; using a small cookie scoop (I use THIS one), scoop balls of cookie dough onto the sheet.
7. Using a drinking glass, press the dough balls until they are about 1/4″ thick and uniform in appearance.
8. Bake cookies for about 7-8 minutes or until just starting to brown on the edges.
9. Cool cookies completely.
10. While cookies are cooling, mix all of the filling ingredients in a heavy stand mixer and whip well.
11. Frost the underside of one cookie, pressing a second cookie on top to create a sandwich.
12. Try to eat just one!

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