Sunday, February 5, 2012

PBJ & Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Are you ready for some football?  I am.  After this past week with the flu, I have a little extra room to indulge in Super Bowl snacks.  Nothing quite like staying in bed to drop 5 lbs just in time for munchies overload.  The Super Bowl is that special game where you don't want to miss any of the game, or any of the commercials either, so that means easy finger food.  Instead of another football cake, which would involve cutting, I made football shaped PBJ & Chocolate Sandwich Cookies.

I started by mixing up my basic peanut butter cookie recipe.  This same dough can be used to make the traditional fork hashmark peanut butter cookie.  These amounts are for a double batch.  Whisk together 1 1/4 cups potato starch, 1 cup garbanzo & fava bean flour, 2/3 cup tapioca flour, 1/2 cup sorghum flour, 1 1/2 tsps baking soda, 1/2 tsp xanthan gum, and 1/2 tsp salt.

In your stand mixer beat together 1 1/2 cups peanut butter, 1 cup shortening, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup + 2 tbsps milk, and 2 tbsps vanilla extract.

Beat in the dry ingredients.

Line 2 - 11"x17" jelly roll pans with non-stick foil.

Spread half the mixture on each lined pan.

Bake at 325 for 18-20 minutes.  Moving quickly while the pans are just out of the oven, cut your football shapes.

Cut them as close as you can to not waste too much(not that any of it was really wasted, I nibbled on the scraps while waiting for the cookies to cool.)

Let the cookies cool completely.  Flip them over to the flat side and cover half the cookies with some Brownie Dip.  I use Alison's recipe, but omit the flour.  I spread strawberry preserves on the other half of the cookies.

Sandwich the cookies together and Yum!  I added some icing laces for the finishing touch, but even without the piping they still look like footballs.

Thanks for popping in and baking with me.  I'm linking up to Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays and Something Swanky's Sweet Treats Thursdays.
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  1. Oh goodness, those football cookies are amazing! The also look so yumy, how lucky the men in your family are! What team are you cheering for?? Thanks for the recipe and tutorial. Have a super week.

  2. Cute and easy! I need to get started on our chicken legs. Someone froze them when we got home from Costco a few days ago, so I have a 9 lb block of frozen drumsticks to make into yummies by game time!

  3. I hope you are feeling better, Marcia. I feel bad you were so sick.

    The cookies are so cute...very festive, and I'm sure they taste really good too.

    Take it easy and mend up!

  4. Cute, cute cookies and please rest up.

  5. YUM! Adorable and perfect for the occasion!

  6. Those are so cute. Hope you are feeling better.

  7. So sorry you've been under the weather. Hope you are doing better. Those little sandwiches must have been a big hit yesterday! I've never heard of pbj with chocolate but I love both so it's probably good! Very cute!

  8. The cookies look just great. So clever. Hope you felt better in time for the game. Jane

    1. Hi Marcia!
      My comment just disappeared so if this is a second one, just delete it.
      Hope you are feeling better!
      Your cookies must have been a HUGE hit yesterday.
      You put so much love into all of your recipes.

  9. Glad you are feeling better, I bet those cookies are all gone today! Hope to see you at the dress from ball, even if you con't have a dress form come peek through the well manicured bushes LOL!


  10. Those are so awesome!! And pretty. I hope you're feeling better now!

  11. I love this! We just posted our very first Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and we would LOVE for you to stop by and link this up!


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