Ah, July 4th- America's Birthday. The most obvious of foods come to mind such as a variety of pies and barbecued food. But, if you ponder a bit longer, peanuts are a classic as well. Yes, there are references in Shakespearian times to tell the "peanut gallery" to be quiet or see their reaction to the newest play. Although at America's favorite pastime (duh, baseball) eating some dry roasted peanuts can be on the same scale as grabbing a hotdog. I thought for my 4th of July post a little bite of other classic Americana eats would be a nice change from the classic slew of pie recipes. Peanut butter and Marshmallow fluff- a bite of an American childhood filled with goodness and sweets. Enjoy the cookie sandwiches and the "explosion" of flavor. (P.s. I hope my attempt at being overly corny is semi appreciated. Happy birthday 'merica.)
Peanut Butter Fluff Cookie Sandwiches
14 cookie sandwiches
- 1 stick of room temperature butter
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup of white sugar
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup dry roasted and lightly salted peanuts (chopped)
- Marshmallow fluff
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Cream the butter and sugars together. Then add in the vanilla, egg, and peanut butter.
- Combine all the dry ingredients (flower, baking soda, baking powder) in a separate bowl. Then in batches, add the dry ingredients to the wet mix.Once combined, mix in the peanuts.
- On parchment lined baking sheet, take a spoonful of the cough dough and roll it between your palms into a nice ball. Then take a fork, dipped into lukewarm water, and create a criss-cross pattern on the top of the cookie with the forks prongs. (This will also slightly flatten out the dough.)
- Then place the cookies into the oven for 10-13 minutes. Once lightly browned and out of the oven, allow the cookies to cool. Then transfer them to a wire rack and allow the cookies to cool completely.
- Once cooled, take a spoonful of marshmallow fluff and spread it out on one bottom side of a cookie. Take another cookie and press the two together to create a sandwich. Continue until all of the cookies have been used.