|Homemade Girl Scout Do Si Dos|
This recipe is a knock off of Girl Scount Do-Si-Dos. Simply put– peanut butter sandwich cookies. 🙂 A sweet peanut butter filling is sandwiched between two delicious peanut butter oatmeal cookies. These were quick and easy to make and I had all of the ingrdients available in my pantry. Make this for all of the peanut butter lovers in your life.
Recipe originally from Veronica’s Cornucopia
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup quick cooking oats
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 1/2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease it. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter, sugars, and vanilla. Add egg and beat well.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat until combined, then add the oatmeal and continue beating until incorporated.
Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Press each mound down with your fingers or a fork, depending on the appearance you’d like, to form 1/4 inch-thick cookies. Bake 6-8 minutes, or until cookies have just begun to set around the edges. (My cookies were exactly 1 1/2 tsp each, so if yours are larger, they will obviously require more baking time.) Remove and allow to cool 3 minutes on the baking sheet before removing them to a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining dough.
To Make Filling: Cream the filling ingredients until well blended. Spread or pipe filling on to half of the cooled cookies, then top with the other half to form sandwiches. Don’t be stingy with the filling–there is quite enough for all the cookies.