Confession time, I made a batch of peanutbutter cookies using Betty’s recipe and I didn’t care for them. They weren’t horrible but they weren’t great either.
I like a peanutbutter cookie to be packed with flavor. This just wasn’t. I’m not sure if I’ve outgrown the recipe, which I grew up eating or if it was the use of a store brand peanutbutter instead of Jif or Skippy. Anyway, I decided to salvage the cookies by sandwiching them together with leftover chocolate ganache from another recipe, which will be featured soon. So I created Chocolate Ganache Peanutbutter Sandwich Cookies.
Do you know how to make chocolate ganache? One quick and dirty version is to melt a 1/4 cup of heavy cream with a 1/3 of a cup of semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips in the microwave. Stir every 10 to 20 seconds, depending on how powerful your microwave is, until thoroughly melted and blended together. The ganache will thicken as it cools, making it easy to spread between two peanutbuttery cookies.
Do you have a peanutbutter cookie recipe you love? Would you post it here for me to try? What kind of peanutbutter do you prefer?