Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling

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When I was pregnant, people would ask if I was having strange cravings. I guess I never thought that the cravings I had were strange because I always have crazy cravings. That’s how this recipe, like nearly every other recipe on here,  began – with a craving. Out of nowhere, I just had to have oatmeal cookies with peanut butter filling. The cookies that I had in mind were the Doh-Si-Dohs from my Girl Scout days. Normally, I don’t like crunchy cookies very much, but those Girl Scouts make a mean oatmeal peanut butter cookie. I haven’t come across any girls selling cookies in ages, so I had to see what I could do. These cookies were ridiculously good – like super-duper good. So, until I can manage to find the real thing, I will be making (lots and lots of) these.

Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling
  • 1/2 c. (8 T.) butter, at cool room temperature
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ c. oats
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 T. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 c. + 2 T. smooth peanut butter
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 T. milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugars together until light and creamy.
  3. Beat in the egg until well-combined.
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract until combined.
  5. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, stirring on low speed until just incorporated.
  7. Drop cookies by tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheets, spacing dough about 2-inches apart.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they’re golden brown.
  9. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
  10. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before filling.
  11. To prepare the filling, beat together butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  12. Stir in vanilla extract.
  13. Add milk, and beat to combine. Filling should be at a spreadable consistency.
  14. Once cookies are cool, turn half cookies flat side up.
  15. Spread those cookies with peanut butter filling.
  16. Top filling with another cookie.

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    • kateheartseating says

      Thank you! That’s a huge compliment!! Best (or worst maybe) of all is that you can get them for more than 1 month or so a year! =)

  1. marissa says

    wow these sound and look so good. Two of my favorite flavors. Pinned! So glad you shared this at my link party, can’t wait to see what you have this week.

  2. says

    Oh they look so perfectly delicious! I would love one right now!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – see you there again next week with more of your deliciousness :)

  3. says

    You mean the Girl Scouts sell something besides Thin Mints??? I never got beyond the Mints on the list and it looks like I really missed out! Pinned! thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks!! Thin mints are my 4th fav Girl Scout cookie (that tells you how many cookies I’ve eaten in my day). If you haven’t tried any of the others, I’d suggest the Samoas (Caramel Delights), the ones that are like a peanut butter cup, and the Doh Si Dohs. I hope you enjoy these cookies!! =)

  4. says

    Hi Kate,
    I can’t wait to taste these awesome Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Filling. Hope you are having a great Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks! And thanks for stopping by! I love peanut butter and oatmeal cookies (well, any kind of cookie!), too!! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      Awesome!! My husband isn’t a huge pbutter lover, but he said these were his 2nd fav cookies I’ve made. I hope you and your husband enjoy them!!

  5. says

    You are so right, these are like Girl Scout cookies! Yum! I am going to give these a try.

    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party. I look forward to seeing what you bring next week.

  6. [email protected] Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says

    I want one of these like right now! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

    • kateheartseating says

      Me too!! Peanut butter is for me what chocolate is for most people – I just love it!! Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy this site, and I always love to hear from people!

  7. says

    I love this! Do-Si-Dos were my all time favorite Girl Scout Cookie eons ago and you just reminded me that I think cookie-selling season is just around the corner, right? I’ll put in my usual order for 50 boxes of Thin Mints but these look like they would be better made at home. thanks!

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks! It is cookie season (is that a real thing? if not, there should totally be a cookie season). The day after I posted these, I ran into Girl Scouts selling cookies for the first time in years. I was so excited…until they told me that they had just sold the last of their Thin Mints. We still bought a ton of cookies, but I need to see if I can find some of those Thin Mints!

    • kateheartseating says

      Aren’t their cookies great! I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to sell Girl Scout cookies! I hope you enjoy these!! =)

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