Recipe Review

You Need to Try Martha Stewart’s Recipe for Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies This Holiday Season

published Nov 29, 2021
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Thanksgiving has come and gone, and though we’re still trying to eat all those leftovers, that hasn’t stopped us from getting ready to usher in the remaining holiday season. Yes, I’m talking about the time of wrapping presents, decorating our homes, and making batches of holiday cookies to send to our friends and families.

While many of us have a tried-and-true cookie we make season after season, it’s always fun to think out of the box (or the cookie jar!) and try something new and delicious. And Martha Stewart’s peanut butter sandwich cookies are exactly that. Made with a creative blend of two traditional favorites —  oatmeal cookies and peanut butter cookies — the hosting queen always finds a new way to be inventive.  

“This is either the most unusual peanut butter cookie or the most unusual oatmeal cookie,” Martha muses in the opening of her YouTube video sharing her recipe. It starts pretty classically by blending rolled oats and melted butter in a pan while separately sifting basic dry ingredients like all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda. She then spreads her rolled oat mixture on a baking sheet to cool while she blends even more butter with brown sugar and peanut butter in a mixing bowl. As Martha suggests, a creamy organic peanut butter is preferred. She then mixes her dry ingredients with the buttery toasted oats into the peanut butter batter.

Next, she rolls and chills the dough in the freezer before cutting it into rounds. Preheat the oven to 350°F, sprinkle turbinado sugar on the cookies, and bake until golden. Meanwhile, while those cookies are baking, prepare the filling for the sandwich cookies (a simple mix of peanut butter, sugar, and a bit of salt) and after combining, enjoy!

“Don’t even bother putting them in the cookie jar,” Martha jokes in the video. “They won’t stay there more than a few minutes!”

You can watch the full video below and check out the recipe here.