Mini Peanut Butter and Chocolate Buttercream Cookie Sandwiches

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted softened butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 large egg

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup all purpose Gold Medal Flour

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Chocolate Buttercream

1 stick (8 tablespoons) softened unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.

2. Place butter and sugars into your stand mixer beating until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add egg, peanut butter, then vanilla to the mixer, beating until creamy.

3. In a large bowl, mix your flour, salt and baking soda to combine then add to the wet ingredients until just combined. With a small cookie scoop, scoop dough onto your prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until baked through. Remove from oven and let cool.

4. To prepare buttercream, place butter and 1 cup powdered sugar into a large bowl and whisk to combine. Place chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted. Stir and add to bowl, whisking. Add remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar to bowl, whisking until a nice frosting consistency is reached. Add buttercream to cooled peanut butter cookies sandwiching together. Serve and enjoy!

Makes 12-18 cookie sandwiches