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Peanut Butter Stacks

Yield 1 dozen
Children will enjoy sandwiching peanut butter cup candies between classic peanut butter cookies.


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 (.9-ounce) peanut butter cup candies

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter and peanut butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.

  2. Combine flour, soda, and salt; add to butter mixture, beating well. Cover and chill dough 1 hour.

  3. Shape dough into 24 balls; place half of dough balls 2" apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Dip a fork in water and flatten cookies in a crisscross pattern.

  4. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool slightly on cookie sheet; transfer to a wire rack. Let cool.

  5. Place remaining dough balls on greased cookie sheet; repeat crisscross procedure with fork. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Let cool slightly; turn cookies over on cookie sheet, so crisscross pattern is down. Place a peanut butter cup candy on each cookie.

  6. Bake an additional 2 minutes or until candies soften. Remove from oven. Top each with a baked cookie, pressing to form sandwiches.

Christmas with Southern Living 1995