Makes 8 sandwich cookies
Prep time 45 minutes
Baking time 12 minutes
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup peanut butter chips
For the filling:
2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Make Cookies: Heat oven to 350°F.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2 In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
3 In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars until well blended, then add peanut butter.
Add egg and vanilla.
Beat in flour mixture until just blended. Stir in peanut butter chips.
4 Drop 8 (2-tablespoon) balls of dough on each prepared baking sheet, about 3 inches apart.
Press a floured fork to make a crosshatch design and spread dough into rounds.
Bake 12 minutes.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
5 Make Filling: Melt 2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped, and 6 tablespoons butter.
Whisk until smooth, then stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Chill slightly.
6 Spread filling on one cookie bottom, then top with another to make a sandwich.
Repeat with remaining cookies, according to