Oatmeal Peanut Butter Sandwich Cremes (Knockoff Cookies)

Friday, March 12, 2010

You may want to make a double batch, they won't last long. These were gone with three men almost all the same night, a few left in the morning, not sure who snagged the rest... I was lucky to get one~

Take two halves, fill with this delicious peanut butter filling.

Beat ingredients till light and fluffy filling.

Add confectionery sugar to the peanut butter.

Cook till edges are browned to get a nice crisp cookie.

The you will need to flatten them to 1/4 inch thickness.

You don't need much dough two finger fulls is enough for one cookie.

Since I never have time to do these all in one day because of working such long hours, I refrigerate overnight. One hour is plenty.

You can see its thick but not grainy looking.

I process the oatmeal until its fine like flour, it makes a much better consistency .

Oatmeal cookie dough:

3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
pinch of cinnamon
1 cup of Old Fashioned Oats put in food processor and processed into semi fine flour in food processor
1/4 teaspoon salt
Set aside in a bowl while mixing the next set of ingredients.
In a heavy duty electric mixing bowl, add to bowl:
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1 stick or half cup of butter (do not sure margarine)
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Cream these ingredients together till light and fluffy, add all dry ingredients next and mix together working all together evenly.
Wrap mixture in wax paper and put in refrigerator for about an hour.
Remove from fridge, roll into small rounded balls, two fingers full, then slightly flattened with two fingers, the bottom of a glass or the palm of your hand, no more than 1/4 inch high.(If using one sheet at a time, place dough back in the refrigerator until you are ready for the next batch.) Place on a oil sprayed greased cookie sheets and bake on 350 until cookies are light brown, around 8 to 10 minutes, if you like them hard cook longer, 8 minutes is crunchy but still a little chewy, 10 minutes completely crunchy. Cool for a minute on the cookie sheet and transfer to a wire rack to cool thoroughly. Make filling next. Fill cookie, add another cookie on top to make the sandwich. I used a cheese spreader to spread the filling on. Double the filling of this recipe. This recipe below will give you a thin creme for 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

Creme Filling for cookies:
6 to 7 tablespoons of heavy cream add more if this gets too thick and won't spread easily
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
1 1/3 cups of confectionery sugar
3 tablespoons of butter (don't use margarine)
Mix till light and fluffy, depending on the weather, this can dry out and need to add drops of cream to moisten.
I have had test testers, some think these taste like G.S. Do-Si-Dos, some think Nutter Butters. So if you're a fan of any of these enjoy!

Lemon Coolers (a retired Famous knockoff cookie)

Try these on this site as well!

printable recipe


  1. How do you do it Claudia? These cookies look fabulous, I can almost taste them. They would be so great to dunk in my coffee, yummy! Almost back to the "no baking" time for us again. Move the clocks this weekend, already?? can you believe that?

  2. I'm worried I wouldn't share. You amaze me with those confections. Totally enticing.

  3. Oh wow, those pictures as awesome! Just look at the sunshine! You just made me fall in love with those cookies. hmm...mm...

  4. wow, you should take these knockoffs and go door to door - bet they would outsell the boxed versions

  5. My daughter decided she wanted to come over and bake treats for her friends. She's 24 years old, so when she wants to visit I drop everything. These will be fun to make. Thanks!

  6. These sound heavenly! I've been dreaming of a good peanut butter cookie - I even bought a jar of peanut butter awhile back just thinking about them - and there it still sits in the cupboard ...... hmmmmm. Someone once told me that Sundays were 'free' days during lent. Maybe I'll believe that this year and bake up a batch of these - we'll see what DH says ;-)

  7. These look very delicious. I think I can eat a lot when watching TV. Great as a gift too. Thanks for sharing.

  8. it looks fantastic these cookies in the light of the springtime!

  9. WOW, these cookies look delicious and very tempting. I'd like to taste one right now.
    Bye dear, have a nice sunday

  10. love these cookies - they are a variation of amish whoopie pie cookies, right? I made chocolate ones recently with raspberry creme. these PB/oatmeal ones look great - I will have to try this soon. best, Sasha

  11. Peanut butter filling?! I can tell that I'm already hooked.

  12. yum...love a good taste of oatmeal cookies, I wish I can taste one right now!

  13. I'm loving all these cookies you are making - your family must be over every night eating all your goodies! have a great sunday!

  14. Way to go Claudia! Beautiful cookies and I always applaud making homemade anything versus store-bought.

  15. So cute and delicious!!

  16. Oh man, I TOTALLY remember this kind of cookie, which I haven't had since I was a kid! Homemade is so much better, these would really take me back.

  17. Yum! Such scrumptious cookies with PB! I would love to have a few right now!

  18. Filling is too delicious, beautiful cookies as always!

  19. I think the Girls Scouts should hire you as a consultant! The filling in these looks scrumptious!

  20. Sweet or savory... your recipes always ROCK! :)

  21. Another great cookie recipe here Claudia! I'll take 2 boxes please!

  22. Hello Claudia. I came to tell you that I've baked these cookies yesterday and they are amazing. Thank you for the recipe (next time I will make a double batch, as they finished in one day :) )

  23. thanks for all the fabulous comments!!!!

    @Brindusa so glad you tried this and thanks for the lovely comment back very appreciated!

  24. I posted this recipe on my blog, so if you want (and have time) to see them, here is the adress http://brindusascheaua.blogspot.com/2010/03/fursecuri-cu-unt-de-arahide.html


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