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5 from 1 vote

Salted Nutella and Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These salty/sweet nutella peanut butter sandwich cookies are the absolute best flavor combination you will find! 
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time2 hrs 39 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, kid-friendly, peanut
Servings: 16
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Denise

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter {113g; unsalted; at room temperature}
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter {at room temperature or 20 seconds in the microwave}
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar {100g}
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar {110g}
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour {188g; or fluffed, spooned and leveled}
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • granulated sugar {for rolling}
  • coarse sea salt {for sprinkling}

Assembly

  • 1 cup Nutella

Instructions

Cookies

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and peanut butter until well combined. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder and baking soda. Mix into wet ingredients.
  • Scrape down from sides of bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Pre-heat oven to 375 F. Line cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  • Roll dough into 1 tbsp sized balls, roll in the granulated sugar to coat. Place on baking mat and press down slightly with a fork. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes until bottoms are golden brown. Cookies will look under-baked when removed from the oven but will set up on baking sheet. Cool for 5 minutes, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Assembly

  • Spread 2 or so tsp of Nutella on the bottom of one cookie. Top with another cookie. Smoosh. Eat.

Notes

I tested this recipe with both creamy and crunchy Kraft peanut butter; both worked.
Chilling is an essential step for this recipe to reduce spreading.
Cookies will look under-baked but will set up on the cookie sheet while cooling.
Assemble cookie sandwiches just prior to eating.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sandwich cookie | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 136mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg