"There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex."
~ Billy Joel
Sorry, but that quote just made me laugh. We all love our peanut butter way too much for it to be compared to bad sex though. That's just not right. My son Curtis loved peanut butter so much that every day of his first twelve years of school he had a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. No jelly, just peanut butter. Every. Single. Day. As for me, I crave a peanut butter and jelly on a toasted bagel about once a week. And when the craving hits, I'd pretty much turn down lobster thermidor for a good bagel, perfectly toasted with Skippy peanut butter all melted and dripping. But I digress. We're talking cookies here. Homemade Nutter-butters. I started with a recipe from All Recipes, combined it with my peanut butter cookie recipe, and tweaked it here and there til I reached peanut butter nirvana.
My daughter got home from school just as I was finishing them up. She grabbed one.
I said "let me know how you like them."
She mumbled "I'll text you" as she trotted upstairs to her room.
(Yes, she and I text each other while we're in the same house, and sometimes even chat on Facebook. Don't judge me. It's better than yelling through the house.)
This was the text I received: "Holy crap way better than real nutter butters."
Homemade Nutter Butters
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup peanut butter, white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Add egg and beat well. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and beat well. Add oatmeal and stir.
Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheet, and press each mound down with a fork to form 1/4 inch thick. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until the cookies are light brown.
To make filling: Cream the confectioner's sugar with 1/2 cup peanut butter and the cream. Add a little more cream if needed for good spreading consistency. It should be on the thick side. Spread filling onto half of the cooled cookies, then top with the half to form sandwiches.