A couple of years ago, I experimented and created a pretty yummy knock off recipe for one very popular Girl Scout cookie. Samoas are always a favorite at my house. A friend of mine mentioned that they were partial to the peanut butter sandwich cookie, Do-Si-Do’s. Last week a good opportunity came along to send a treat her way, so I began my search. As I searched the web for a knock off recipe, I found this one over at bakingbites.com.
Since I haven’t actually bought the Do Si Do’s, I’m not sure how they compare. The peanut butter cookie was much lighter and crispier than my usual recipe. They have quite a bit of leavening in them with baking soda & baking powder. That creates this lighter and more delicate texture. The center is a super creamy, sweet peanut butter filling.
If you are a peanut butter fan, give these a try. If you are a lover of the Do-Si-Do, let me know how they compare to the original. I look forward to hearing from you!
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350F.
For the cookies:
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and peanut butter.
Beat in the sugars until fluffy, then add in the eggs one at a time, waiting until each is fully incorporated before adding the next.
Stir in vanilla extract.
Working at a low speed, mix in the flour, followed by the oats.
On a parchment-lined baking sheet, drop teaspoonfuls of batter (roughly 3/4-in. sized balls), leaving about 2 inches between each to allow for spread.
Bake for about 10 minutes, until cookies are a light golden brown.
Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the filling:
In a large bowl, cream together smooth peanut butter, butter and confectioners’ sugar until very smooth.
Spread 2-3 teaspoons onto half of the finished cookies and sandwich with the remaining halves.
Store in an airtight container.