Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches

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Leave Santa a little something new this year with these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches

I don’t know many people who don’t like peanut butter and chocolate together.  In fact, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like this oh-so-yummy combination!  My kids and I are pretty sure that Santa loves it too, so we came up wth these fun little Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches!  We are planning to leave them out for the big man in red alongside a nice warm cup of Swiss Miss® Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows!  Yum!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches

Making cookies for Santa is a popular family tradition for many families!  I used to make them with my mom and it’s a tradition that my own children now enjoy!  This year we decided to try out something new and came up with an easy recipe for Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches!ibotta-1I picked up a box of NILLA Wafers, Peter Pan Natural Peanut Butter, Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa, and mini chocolate chips at Walmart.  There is an Ibotta offer now where you can earn up to $2 when you buy NILLA Wafers, Peter Pan Simply Ground™, and Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa.

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With the help of my oldest son, Jaxon, we were able to whip together an easy peanut butter icing using the Peter Pan Natural Peanut Butter.  It only takes a few additional ingredients and a mixer!

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Next, we add a thick layer of the peanut butter icing onto the flat part of one NILLA Wafer, sprinkle on some mini chocolate chips, and top with a second NILLA Wafer.

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Squeeze the NILLA Wafers together gently until the icing just about reaches the edge of the cookies, then add some extra mini chocolate chips around the edges, if desired.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches

This recipe makes about 25 NILLA Wafer sandwiches, so there will be plenty of extras for your family to enjoy as well!  For more delicious ideas CLICK HERE!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip NILLA Wafer Sandwiches
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Nilla Wafer Sandwiches
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  1. In a mixer, beat the butter and Peter Pan Simply Ground™ on medium speed until well blended, then slowly add the milk. Gradually add the powdered sugar until icing reaches the desired consistency. I used 1 1/4 Cups to get a relatively stiff icing.
  2. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of icing onto a NILLA Wafer and sprinkle on mini chocolate chips. Top with a second NILLA Wafer. Gently squeeze the NILLA Wafers together, then add more mini chocolate chips to the edges , if desired.
  3. Serve with Swiss Miss® Hot Cocoa!
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Homemade Peanut Butter Teething Cookies

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Homemade Peanut Butter Teething Cookies

With school back in session, I’m all about quick, easy, and good-for-us food!  That includes Benjamin too, of course!  Technically, at the ripe old age of 15 months, he’s now considered a toddler.  An active, happy, toddler who seems to want to eat or drink non-stop at the moment, even though he’s teething like crazy!

Possibly because of Benjamin’s diagnosis of a form of dwarfism, he refused to eat from a spoon for quite some time and gagged on anything solid.  Sometimes, he still does.  His speech therapist thinks that it could be due to him not having as much room due to average sized tonsils and adenoids in his smaller than average sized mouth.  He’s getting better every day, but now he’s teething and I’ve had to get even more creative with how and what I feed him.

Before school started back up, I could sit him in his highchair and allow him to take 30 or more minutes to eat.  Now that we are back in our crazy busy back-to-school routine, we just don’t have that kind of time in the morning.  Peanut butter is one of Benjamin’s favorite foods and I can get him to eat almost anything if there is peanut butter on it or in it.  I decided to create these Homemade Peanut Butter Teething Cookies with Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ (Right now you can earn $3.00 from Ibotta when you buy a box of Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™!)  He can chew on them and they just get mushy, rather than break off in chunks that he can’t quite tolerate yet. They are easy to take along when we are walking his brother to his bus stop. They make a great afternoon snack as well!

Homemade Peanut Butter Teething Cookies
The dough starts off crumbly. Add water slowly until it just comes together.
Homemade Peanut Butter Teething Cookies
Form into desired shape. We make some round…
Homemade Peanut Butter Teething Cookies
..and we sometimes make a heart shape!

Homemade Peanut Butter Teething Cookies

The cookies are so quick and easy to make that I just bake one at a time as I need them.  Mixing the batter together takes a few minutes and baking them takes about 6-7 minutes.  I can have a fresh cookie made and cooling before the boys even wake up in the morning.  That’s one less thing to try to get done while we are rushing through our back-to-school morning routine!

Homemade Peanut Butter Teething Cookies

To help Benjamin get more of his nutritional needs met, I use one packet of Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ per cookie and only give him 1-2 cookies per day.  Each single serving packet provides nutrients to support growth and development as babies become toddlers.  They are the perfect secret weapon for moms to help their children get added nutrition! This product is available at Walmart or Walmart.com.

You just use one packet of Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ for one serving of food (or 1/2 cup of food). They are designed to be mixed into food (not liquids) and don’t impact the texture of the food.  Just be aware, they are only for children 1 year and older so please don’t use this recipe until your child is at least one-year-old. This recipe is also not suitable for children with known allergies to peanuts and/or wheat.

Homemade Peanut Butter Teething Cookies

Benjamin is making progress every day towards being able to eat solid food.  I still plan to use the Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ as well as Go & Grow by Similac® Milk Based Powder (which you do mix with water and serve as a drink).  Both contain OptiGRO™ to support brain, eye, and physical development – all so important for every child!  I also really love how easy both are to take with us since we are always on the go.  Our back-to-school morning routine has been going smoother than I could have imagined!

Remember, Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ as well as the Go & Grow by Similac® Milk Based Powder are available at Walmart and Walmart.com.  Don’t forget about the Ibotta offer for you to earn $3.00 on Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ when you buy a box from Walmart!  So grab a box, make these Homemade Peanut Butter Teething Cookies for your little ones, and let me know how it goes!!

Homemade Peanut Butter Teething Biscuits
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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl mash together the flour, peanut butter, Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ (Use one packet of Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ for one serving (or ½ cup of food) and the coconut oil. Slowly add the water until a sticky, but workable dough forms. You may need slightly more or slightly less water.
  3. On parchment paper or a Silpat mat, form the dough into desired shape about 1/2" thick.
  4. Bake 6-7 minutes or until dark and firm. Let cool completely before serving.
Recipe Notes

This recipe is for children age one and older only.  Do not give these cookies to babies under age one and never leave child unattended while eating, due to the potential choking hazard.

This recipe contains peanuts and wheat.  Only give these cookies to children who do not have allergies to peanuts or wheat.

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Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies

Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies

These Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies are delicious on their own, or add your favorite mix-in’s to make them exactly how you want them!

Need a plain ole gluten free chocolate cookie?  One that tastes great and won’t crumble into a million pieces?  One you can add your choice of mix-ins to and it’ll hold up?  You found it!  These Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies are delicious on their own,or change it up and add your choice of mix ins to the recipe!  Chocolate chips, caramel, nuts, and dried fruit all work great with this recipe!

Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies

Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies

Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies

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The only differences between this recipe and my non-gluten free version, are that I used Pillsbury Gluten Free Flour Blend (King Arthur’s brand is great too) and regular unsweetened cocoa powder (instead of dark cocoa).  This recipe will give you a thicker cookie that can handle mix-ins really well!  It will be chewy in the center and crispy on the edges.  While it won’t crumble into pieces, some breakage can occur (common of a lot of gluten free baked goods unfortunately), however, it was far less than other recipes I’ve tried and did not stop my boyfriend from eating almost the entire batch of cookies!  My 8 year old son ate the rest and didn’t even seem to notice they were gluten free!

Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Varieties

The Silpat mat shown above is one of my all time favorite baking discoveries!  I use it for everything from cookies, to toasting nuts or seeds, and even sometimes under a broiler pan to make clean up easier!  Amazon even had their own less expensive version now!   I highly recommend these instead of laying foil down or greasing/oiling to prevent the cookies from sticking!

I’ve made a few different varieties of gluten free chocolate cookies using this Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies recipe.  If you need some ideas for what you may want to mix in you can check out my Gluten Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies, Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies (the most chocolaty of all!)

 

Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies
Gluten Free Basic Chocolate Cookies
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the butter and sugar in an electric blender on low-med speed. Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla.
  3. In a second bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to the wet ingredients until well combined. Stir in mix-in's if you're using them.
  4. Drop by tablespoons about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet (I use a Silpat Mat to prevent sticking). Bake 8-9 minutes until cooked through. LET COOL before removing from the baking sheet to prevent them from breaking. Enjoy!
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