These peanut butter puff cookies have always been a favorite of mine! My mom made them when I was growing up and they have the best flavor and texture. My son loves macarons, so when we last made these cookies we came up with the idea to make them into sandwich cookies, very similar to macarons! They are similar because to make them you use egg whites for a fluffy and chewy inside and crunchy outside consistency. Like macarons, they have a nut component, although in this case it is peanut butter instead of almond flour! These cookies are actually made without any flour, so they are a great gluten free dessert!
To start, beat the egg white with a dash of salt until soft peaks form. Then, you’ll slowly add the other ingredients in to make the cookie dough.
Scoop the dough into a piping bag (or plastic baggy with the corner cut off, like me!) and squeeze a dollop onto a macaroon sheet. I did mine to just the outside of the smaller circle, and they spread when they cooked to just the right size!
As you can see, sometimes peaks do form. I just took my finger and gently folded them down to the side. If the peaks remain after they’re baked, you can just flick them off! This recipe makes about 24-26 cookies, so you’ll get 12-13 macaroons after they’re assembled.
For the filling we simply used melted milk chocolate chips in the microwave. Stir it until smooth and then add a little to half the cookies, topping with the other half to make the sandwiches! I love this recipe because it’s so simple to make and so delicious! They aren’t true macrons, but they are less finicky and way easier to make! And yet, they do look like macaroons and have a very similar consistency.
This recipe can be doubled but the peaks may not form as well, so the cookies won't be as fluffy! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This recipe can be doubled but the peaks may not form as well, so the cookies won't be as fluffy!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.