Flour-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Peanut Butter Cream Filling

These Flour-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches are what I like to call cookies on steroids. They’re thick, they’re heavy, and they  pack an amazing, creamy peanut butter punch! A touch of  cinnamon in the peanut butter cream filling gives it a lovely, warm kick, although adding it is entirely up to you, of course.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Cinnamon Peanut Butter Cream Filling

I just realized something, this is my third post in less than two weeks.  It’s a very unfamiliar feeling since I usually only post about twice a month, give or take. There have been two new blog challenges that I simply couldn’t resist; the Love Bloghop and the Secret Recipe Club, which is part of the reason.  The latter is the focus today. Ack, what a dull beginning to this post! Picture unicorns with rainbow bedazzled horns jumping over this paragraph, to liven it up.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Cinnamon Peanut Butter Cream Filling
That said, I’m sick.  I caught a bug last week, and it’s worsened. I was hoping it would be one of those quick 2 to 3 day deals, but no such luck; come Friday I was feeling lousy x three. The slight upside was that fasting for Yom Kippur on Saturday was a cinch. The downside, I couldn’t eat a bit of a beautifully prepared Yom Kippur dinner, and I couldn’t even be near the table since the smell of food was enough to start the nauseous sweats.  Have you seen the dress fitting/food poisoning scene in Bridesmaids? That about sums it up.

OK, enough about my sickness (and I won’t mention that looking at these photos as I put this post together is making queasy again – whoops, sorry!).  For this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned the blog, Sweetie Petitti .  I know Susie from back in the day when she participated in the Daring Bakers, and I was extremely happy to see she was a member of the Secret Recipe Club.


When I was assigned her blog, I wasn’t surprised.  If you factor weird ju-ju into situations, you can turn them into an equations.  I haven’t seen Susie in ages + joined the SRC + See Susie = Her blog is mine this month.  This is not unlike the peanut butter magically appearing on my doorstep last week, but I won’t make an equation out of that.

Bear with me, I have a fever so things may not seem/sound as they should.


I love Susie’s blog.  She decorates a mean cookie and I don’t, so that was out of the question.  I had a really hard time choosing between 4 recipes; 1) Her pumpkin bread, which I was going to make into a bundt with swirls of cream cheese and Nutella. 2) A Spicy Buccatini with Rapini, Pancetta and Clams, which I was going to call Spicy BOOcatini, in honor of Halloween, although the name was all the Halloween it was going to be.  How do you make a yummy pasta dish scary? Intestines are overplayed.. 3) A Mile-High chocolate cake, Then I started feeling run down, a preface of what was to come, soo..I decided to go with something a little more simple, and pump it up a bit. 4) Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Would you believe, me, a self -confessed/obsessed peanut butter freak, has never had a peanut butter cookie without flour?

These flour-free aka flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are great as is, but I couldn’t resist sandwiching them with the Bouchon Bakery’s peanut butter cream from their famous Nutter Butter cookie.  I added a touch of cinnamon to the peanut butter cream  for a little kick of warm spice, but that’s it.  I kept Susie’s flourless peanut butter cookie recipe as is, except to make bigger dough balls, therefore, less cookies. Next time I’m going to make the balls smaller, like maybe a scant tablespoon because it is a bit much ‘cookie’ for a cookie sandwich; it needs to be a little thinner. But hey, if you like a lot of cookie in ratio to the cream, why not?

These flour-free peanut butter chocolate chip sandwich cookies are heavy in weight, super rich, and pretty darn good.  They’re also kind of delicate with all that cream, so if it falls apart while you’re eating it, just put it on a plate and use a fork..or spoon..or shovel.

Flour-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Flour-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Peanut Butter Cream Filling
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Cook time: 
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Yield: 8 large sandwich cookies
 
Cookies adapted from Sweetie Petitti
Peanut Butter Cream Filling from the Bouchon Bakery (I added cinnamon)
ingredients:
Cookies
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup (packed) brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 1½ cups milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
Peanut Butter - Cinnamon Cream Filling*
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⅔ cups confectioners' sugar ( I used 1⅓ cups)
  • Melted chocolate or caramel, (optional)
directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll 1 tablespoon (or a scant tablespoon for thinner cookies) of dough for each cookie, into ball.
  2. Arrange on a large (I used a 12 by 17 half sheet pan), parchment lined baking sheet - 2 inches apart. You should have 16 dough balls (more if using scant tablespoon). Use the bottom of a glass to flatten each dough ball.
  3. Bake cookies about 10 - 12 minutes. Cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to racks; cool completely.
  4. Beat together cream filling ingredients until smooth, then scoop into a pastry bag with a plain tip or a zip-lock bag.
  5. Using the pastry bag with a plain tip, or the zip-lock bag with the end snipped off, pipe cream filling evenly on to 8 cookies. Drizzle with melted chocolate or caramel, if desired. Top with remaining 8 cookies.
notes:
*You might have some cream filling left over ( i overfilled each one, so not much left over), so double the cookie recipe or umm, eat it with a spoon, like I did.

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Be sure to check out Susie’s blog when you get a chance. Her blog title nails it because she really is a sweetie, not to mention super-talented! Don’t forget to click on the blue frog below to see a ton of mouth-watering SRC creations!

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches, with Peanut Butter Cinnamon Cream.


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77 Responses to Flour-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Peanut Butter Cream Filling

  1. OMG, those look to die for! That could possibly be one of my favorite treats…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Oh my goodness that looks incredible! I’m bookmarking this recipe- thank you!

    And feel better soon!

  3. They look irresistible. Funny I just read an article about flourless peanut butter cookies yesterday.

  4. Tandy says:

    hope you feel better – and wishing you a late L’Shana Tova! Those biscuits would be perfect for breakfast 🙂

  5. Lisa~~ says:

    I’ve never had flourless peanut butter cookies either, I’ll have to think about that one and give them a try. I adore the cinnamon cream filling, that sounds wonderful.

    Sorry that you’re not feeling well, hopefully you’ll be back 100% very soon.

    If you haven’t already, please check out my SRC recipe this month you may see something familiar there: Levain Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies.

    Happy New Year.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

  6. Jenni says:

    Lisa, those look delicious!!!! I might have to make them, like, right now… LOL
    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  7. susie says:

    So glad you got the ju-ju this month…and hopped to my blog. Your cookies look far more delicious than mine did…I may have to try these out. So great to reconnect with you. After I move I may jump back into DB!

    • Lisa says:

      I really hope to see you pop into a DB challenge again, soon!

      • So I was showing my daughter my post in her dorm room,(as I delivered the cookie from it) and she asked to see what was made off my blog. Ha! Thanks a lot! She was terribly impressed and can hardly wait for me to tackle my recipe with your twists! Buttercream…it’s like her favorite thing! You clever girl! Hope you’re feeling better!

  8. Megan says:

    I’m sick too but more of a cold… so these pictures do not make me nauseous at all. I really want big gobs of that peanut butter filling! And the cookies look so moist. I need a good pb cookie recipe that doesn’t come out dry. Will have to make these. Hope you feel better soon!

  9. Katrina says:

    You are my cookie hero, what with your copycat Levain being the recipe I use when I REALLY need a Levain and don’t live anywhere near NYC. These look great. Love flourless cookies, makes them that much more better for you, right? Steriods for cookies should definitely be legal.
    Hope you feel better soon.

  10. Yuri - Chef Pandita says:

    I am having the opposite feelings re: blogging… I have no time/inspiration to post since I’m working all day developing recipes and making menus for my clients. Looove these cookies, they look delicious with that filling 🙂 hope u feel better soon xoxo

  11. Amanda says:

    Oh LORD these look absolutely amazign!!

  12. Ruchi says:

    My son loves sandwich cookies… and so do I! next on my to-bake list…

  13. Feel better! I’m so sorry you aren’t feeling well…what a lousy time to get sick. Adding the pb filling is such a great idea . . . and I like the idea of a touch of cinnamon.

  14. Oh wow these look amazing!!! My husband would just love them, need to make soon!

  15. Crumbs of Love says:

    These are some monster cookies Lisa! I have been making those peanut butter cookies for years and never even realized they were gluten free (duh..)

  16. Dessert doesn’t get more perfect than these.

  17. Wow these look amazing! Seriously like something you’d buy at the store. Great job!

  18. Poor you with you cold, I’ve coughing for 3 weeks for no real reason. Blame it on fall. So yeah now I ma in group A with you, woohoo. Great choice of cookie, looks great. Surprised only 1 egg considering no flour

  19. Sandra says:

    These look great and that frosting is something else. Bookmarking this one and hope you’re feeling better.

  20. Julie says:

    Another way to eat peanut butter and chocolate together!

    I’ll bet this little guy will love these cookies: http://everydaypantry.com/articles/2008/12/14/how-to-eat-reeses-peanut-butter-cups/.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  21. Holy yum! These look fabulous. You poor thing. I hope you start feeling better soon.

  22. Dan says:

    Not a big peanut butter fan but these certainly look appetizing. Your photos are great too… .nice work…again :).

  23. Trisha says:

    The cookies look fantastic, I hope u feel better real soon!

  24. Jessica says:

    Wow! These sound absolutely amazing! I just love sandwich cookies!!

  25. These look so delicious – I’m going to make them for the boys to watch the rugby with this weekend! Sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather…but doesn’t seem to have stopped you turning out another gorgeous post. Hugely impressed, and hungry, as always 🙂

  26. Baker Street says:

    Ooh! These look so delicious! Surely want to try these!

  27. laurarees says:

    Wow, I can’t wait to try that peanut butter cream filling on everything!

  28. Juliana says:

    Lisa, I love the “cookies on steroids”…they look delicious, and awesome with the cinnamon filling 🙂
    Hope you are having a great week and thanks for this super cookies!

  29. Delishhh says:

    Wow – this look amazing – going to save to make one day.

  30. chris says:

    These look perfect! I am intrigued that the cookie stayed perfectly round with so few ingredients. If my oven wasn’t broken, I would be all over these tonight! 🙂

  31. Xiaolu says:

    Mmm these look so good! Especially the filling =).

  32. Sook says:

    oh my gosh.. those cookies look seriously delicious! that cream especially… i have to have some! 🙂

  33. Jamie says:

    Wow Wow Wow!!! LOVE peanut butter (as I think I said last post) and even better with chocolate chips. And that filling is so sexy. Or should I say sexilicious??? Gorgeous and I want! Now please get better soon! Chicken soup for you! And if you don’t behave and take care of yourself instead of all the traveling and baking I’ll be forced to send you naughty-girl snacks and you know what I’m talking about! And since you can’t eat the cookies sick, send them to me.

  34. Sue says:

    Sandwich cookies are my favorite! I made some similar to these before, and I loved them, but I think yours look even better! What delectable beauties!!!

  35. Gluten free says:

    Amazing post,this is great blog and delicious recipes,thanks for sharing this recipe blog…..

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  36. Carolyn says:

    All I can say is OH. MY. GAWD. Fantastic pick for the SRC.

  37. Bobbie says:

    I made these last night and followed your recommendation to make the cookies smaller. Oh my gosh, soooo good! The peanut butter cream with the cinnamon is luscious! Thank you!!

  38. Lisa says:

    You’re so welcome, Bobbie – glad you liked them!

  39. shaz says:

    Hope you’re feeling better Lisa. Oh by, these look amazing! I ate a Nutter Butter when in NY and swooned. I’d love to know how to make their TKO too. It’s quite unbelievable that these cookies are flourless.They look amazing!

  40. Peggy says:

    Oh yummo! I love how there are on “steroids”! If only I could bring myself to pipe the cream onto the cookies, as opposed to straight into my mouth… =)

  41. Suzanne says:

    Yum, I made some of these flour-less pb cookies in the Summer for my mom since she is gluten free and they were great. But this is over the top with that butter-cream yum. Glad you are feeling a better. luv, Suz

  42. Alex James says:

    I like my cookies to be on steroids and I like cookies when I inject my steroids.

  43. Desi says:

    I seriously just had a food-gasm 🙂 Your cookies on steriods sound and look too good to be true!! I MUST make these! My fiancee will thank me and love me even more 🙂

    http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/10/octobers-secret-recipe-club-avocado.html

  44. Jessica says:

    Sorry to hear that you were sick! These look fantastic! I love flourless PB cookies, especially when there’s chocolate, and I bet the PB cream just sets them over the top. Also, I love the idea of this club! May need to sign myself up. 😀

  45. marla says:

    These GF cookies look great, will be linking back to them on my Monday post 🙂

  46. Lisa says:

    Thanks, Marla! So flattered! 🙂

  47. Xiaolu says:

    Generally I find cookies sweet enough on their own without a filling but these would tempt even me as the flavors sound dynamite!

  48. OMG, I die! This is my kinda sandwich!!!
    *kisses* HH

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  50. paul says:

    YUM, this looks super delicious…

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  53. Crumbs of Love says:

    I could eat the whole plate…

  54. Sophie says:

    This is a really late comment but I just made these cookies. I used the recommended 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and it was way too many! When I was rolling them into balls chips were literally falling off. I had over a half cup of chips left in the bowl after making the balls because they were just too many. I just wanted to see if that was a typo? My rolled dough doesn’t look like the dough in the photos. Additionally, they spread all over while baking. Is there a reason for that? They will probably taste good but I was so sad in how they turned out and wanted to see if you had thoughts to replicate them better.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi, Sophie..I’m so sorry that happened to you! You could take the chips down to 1 or 3/4 cup, but mine (the full 1 1/2 cups) stayed in easily, so I’m a little perplexed. As for the spreading issue, they are supposed to spread flat, but it sounds like either your dough was too soft or warm, or maybe your oven too hot (ovens can run differently..heat faster, slower, etc)? If neither of the above, I would try refrigerating them for a half hour before putting them in the oven. Also, how big did you roll the dough balls? That’s very key in this recipe since rolling them any larger than indicated in the recipe would result in them spreading more and possibly touching one another. I wish I could be there with you when you’re baking them so we could figure it out step-by-step. Let me know if any of the above works for you..and, again, I’m so sorry!

  55. debbiem says:

    Awesome! I need to make these. Congrats on the magazine pic. You rock, it’s that simple

  56. Cindy F. says:

    I just have to say that these are to die for. Took them to my work’s Valentine’s Day party and they were a hit. Gone with in the first 4 hours. Can’t wait to make them again.

    • Lisa says:

      I’m so happy to hear that, Cindy, and so glad they were such a hit with your coworkers! That said, I haven’t made them in a while – I think it’s time ;D.

  57. Courtney says:

    Just made these for lunch and they truly are amazing. I added the cinnamon and I love it! I also threw in just a small bit of honey and YUM!

    • Lisa says:

      Oh, I’m so thrilled that loved them, Courtney! I’m definitely adding a bit of honey to my next batch. What a great iea!

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  59. Nate Walker says:

    I made them but not the best. its very difficult i had to try it twice before i got it right

    • Lisa says:

      I’m sorry to hear that, Nate. If you can tell me what you had trouble with, I will most certainly try to help make it easier for you – they’re actually quite simple. 🙂

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  61. Regina says:

    Love these cookies… Thanks

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  64. Katie says:

    Loved the look of these but they spread out very large and flat. I’m a pretty good baker and measured the balls with a tablespoon first. Hmmmm.

    • Lisa says:

      HI, Katie, as you can see in the photos, they are supposed to spread flat, but it sounds like yours went overboard. Did you follow the recipe to a T? Change any ingredients at all? There are so many factors that can go into cookie problems, including weather, that it’s hard to come up with an instant answer without more info. I recommended in the recipe to use a scant tablespoon of dough for each cookie since mine turned out kind of big and heavy, but they didn’t spread super flat and large like you said yours did. The last time I made them, a scant tablespoon was just right.

  65. Erica says:

    I make these cookies all the time and they are so easy and delicious! I haven’t made the frosting but I bet it tastes great too!

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