A homemade version of a Girl Scout cookie called Do-si-dos. I will still buy some Girl Scout cookies to support them but what I will do is make my own at home using this recipe. I always make my cookies big, I only got 30 cookies instead of the suggested 48. My cookies are hugh 3 1/2 inch, and addictive. They were sent off with the hubby to his work, the verdict is "Homerun". That is a good thing. This recipe was found at baking bites and a keeper for me. Happy Baking, Andi
2 1/4 cups flour
2 TBSP baking soda
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature*
3/4 cups chunky or plain peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar (I used light brown sugar)
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats (If you don't have quick oats then process whole oats in food processer to chop them up a bit)
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, room temperature
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature*
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
In a large bowl add the flour, baking soda and baking powder along with the salt and the oats. Using your whisk blend these dry ingredients together. Set aside
In your mixing bowl add the butter, and the peanut butter and mix. Add the sugars and continue to mix until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each egg. Add the vanilla. Carefully and at low speed add the flour mixture and mixture until all combined.
Prepare your baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter, about 3/4 inch sized balls of dough. Place about 2 inches apart on baking sheet. These cookies spread alot so leave enough space between each. Bake for about 10 minutes or till cookies are light golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for a little before moving to a cooling rack. I used a straw to make the hole in the center of the cookie. Only do this for half the the cookies, the ones with the hole will be the top of the cookies. You can see the filling pushing thru the sandwiched cookies.
Make your filling. Lay your cookies in stacks of 2 each , one of them being with the hole in the middle of the cookie, this is the top. Spread your icing among the bottoms of each cookie set. Adjust your icing between your cookies then press them together. Makes 48 cookies
* If using salted butter, adjust your salt intake and keep in mind that some peanut butters can vary hugely in salt content.