Oreo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

My husband calls me the Food Nazi.

He says that I’m so laid back with everything else but when it comes to food I get a little bossy. Here’s why: If I have people over for dinner I want them to enjoy what I made. But if they don’t eat it as I intended, like don’t layer things in the right order (specifically Cafe Rio) or use the wrong sauce, then I get a little bossy. I don’t want them thinking I’m not a good cook and if they don’t eat it how it’s supposed to be eaten then they might not like it. It’s a problem I’m working on.

I had a package of Oreos glaring at me for 2 days before I just had to do something with them. I wanted to make a treat for my friend’s birthday and what I really was craving were Oreos dipped in straight peanut butter. But figured that wasn’t presentable enough to give away so these Oreo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies were the next best option.

Jenny from Picky Palate came up with the Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookie a while ago. Genius. One of those simple, “why didn’t I think of that?” ideas that flooded the Internet. But I didn’t want a chocolate chip cookie. I had to have some peanut butter. And how could a peanut butter version of her idea not be as glorious if not better? A warm peanut butter cookie with a gooey Oreo inside!

Okay but if you make these, as the Food Nazi, you have to promise that you will eat them warm out of the oven. Or at least microwave them for a couple of seconds before you eat them. Because they really are best that way.  And I can’t have you thinking anything less than amazing of these cookies.

There you go. I’m done with being bossy.

For now.

Oreo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 30-36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 package of regular Oreo cookies

Instructions

  1. In the large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter, and both sugars until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, making sure each is fully mixed in.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Slowly stir in flour mixture, 1/3 at a time until completely incorporated. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour (I never wait that long, if at all).
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Place 1 tablespoon of cooking dough on top of an Oreo cookie. Place a second tablespoon underneath. You want just enough dough to cover the Oreo so that your chocolate to peanut butter cookie ratio is equal. Gently press the dough down around the Oreo, sealing the cookie dough edges together so that no Oreo shows through. Transfer the cookie to a prepared baking sheet and repeat, leaving about 1 1/2 inches between each cookie.
  5. Bake for 8-11 minutes, or until cookies have just started to brown around the edges. Do not overbake! I like mine a little on the gooey side so 8 minutes is all I cook them. Cool on baking sheet for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Source: Runs With Spatulas ; original idea Picky Palate

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  1. Oh My Goodness these look amazing! I made your cake batter truffles yesterday and my husband is in love with them.

  2. Oh My Goodness these look amazing! I made your cake batter truffles yesterday and my husband is in love with them.

  3. Two-for-one deliciousness! These look fantastic.

  4. These look so good!

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  5. You are torturing us!!! Oh my…what I would give to have this cookie – right. now.

    And btw, I can totally relate to your Food Nazi-ness! :)

  6. YUMZ!These look so good! Yes, I promise to eat them straight out of the oven!

  7. I have some oreos left. You are evil. My bikini hates you my tummy LOVES.

  8. I’m bossy about food sometimes too. How on earth do we get over this?! I have no suggestions for now. These cookies might help me though. I adore the look of them!

  9. Does this work with natural PB, or do you have to use the kind with sugar/oil added to it? I know some PB cookie recipes don’t turn out well with natural, so I thought I’d ask. :)

  10. Do you mail out girlfriend?

  11. @Jenn,
    Shoot. I haven’t tried it with natural PB but it definitely change the texture for sure. I will have to try it with natural.

    @Kathleen,
    Haha! I would mail out if I could save any from my kitchen. They disappeared so quickly!
    Christy

  12. wowzer, are those real! FAB

  13. oh my! What a combination – I can’t wait to try! I can’t even imagine!

  14. These look delicious! Oreos & Peanut Butter are amazing together!

  15. Oh. My. God. I want these. Now. Oreos are my weakness…and with peanut butter cookies?!? I’m going to gain 50 lbs. from making these!

  16. All I got to say is “good golly miss molly!!!”

  17. I can’t think of anything more delicious. My husband calls me a food nazi too. No point in having people over for dinner if it’s not delicious, right?

  18. I can’t think of anything more delicious. My husband calls me a food nazi too. No point in having people over for dinner if it’s not delicious, right?

  19. Yay! I’m so glad you liked them! And yes, they are so awesome straight out of the oven!

  20. Those look delicious! When I first saw the title I thought it was the same as my recent post- then I realized it was the opposite; mine are peanut butter stuffed oreos.

    Anyway, gorgeous blog! I just found it, but I will definitely be stopping by again soon!

  21. Oh I know you [food nazi] only in my life you are identified as amazing sister-in-law (name spared for anonymity). She drives me bonkers when she cooks because everything has to be put together just so and of course whenever she provides a meal….it’s not, say lasagne that’s already put together for you, no she has to do the 20 ingredient, build it yourself dinner, like…cafe rio, or Hawaiian Haystacks, Navajo Tacos, potato bar. if it’s a build it yourself, she’s done it and driven me crazy every time. :)

  22. AND THEY WERE DELICIOUS! BE BOSSY ALL YOU WANT IF YOU SHARE!!!!

  23. Absolutely delicious looking! :D Thanks for the great share! Love your blog too!

  24. These look amazing!!! Love the blog! :D

  25. okay, I made these for the Laurels. They were totally great, but not what I expected. The Oreo was crunchy. For some reason I expected it to be soft. Were yours crunchy?

  26. oh my gosh your blog is amazing. these look fantastically calorific! Definitely on my to-make list!
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  27. @Cynthia,
    Mine weren’t completely crunchy but weren’t soft either. I guess if you wanted them softer you could form the cookies and then chill them for a while allowing the dough to soften the cookies.

  28. I’ve been told that I’m pretty bossy too, but that’s only because I know what’s best for you. hee hee!

    Take care, I hope you’re feeling well.

    ~Monica h

  29. i just made these and of course ate them warm out of the oven. and then another. and another. good gravy, i’m in trouble! SO good!!

  30. I just made these for my friend as a christmas pressie and they turned out delicious! they were soft and moist and it was so hard not to eat all of them instead of giving them away. I used a teaspoon of salt by accident but still – these were a huge success and I will be making them again for sure!!

  31. I made these today… slightly disappointed. I don’t know if it is because I used natural peanut butter or what, but mine I maybe got one to turn out as beautiful as above… the others were falling apart, oreo showing by the time they were done baking. Halfway through, half due to time, and half due to them falling apart in the oven, I crushed the oreos and mixed them in with the dough. Not quite as fun, but it works. These at least look nice enough to give as a gift as planned.

  32. has anyone tried to make these but with the packaged peanut butter cookie dough bag mix?

  33. I can’t wait to make these with the peanutbutter oreos!!

  34. Can I halve the recipe?

  35. Would you be able to use this with packaged cookie mix?