Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Great for Mailing
1 cup Crisco shortening, butter flavor
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
3 cups white flour
¼ tsp. Salt
½ cup crunchy peanut butter
3 cups confectioner’s sugar
½ tsp. Maple flavoring
5-6 Tablespoons milk
1- cream the shortening, peanut butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine the four, soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
2-Shape into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Flatten to 3/8 inch thickness with fork. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes or until golden. Remove and cool on racks.
3-Filling beat the peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar maple and enough milk to make it spreading consistency. Spread on half of the cooled cookies and top each with another cookie.
To mail these cookies stack two cookies together and wrap with cling wrap. Place cookies in a medium sized mailing box or a decorated mailing tube and fill extra room up with paper or bubble wrap. It works best to put a layer of bubble wrap on the bottom too just to give them some padding.
Kids love to get cookies in the mail!