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Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies With Spicy Peanut Butter Filling

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Servings: 12 sandwich cookies
  • Course: Dessert

Who knew cookies could be spicy and sweet? These Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies with Spicy Peanut Butter Filling satisfy sweet tooths and heat-lovers alike. Flavorful and fun to make, these treats are a simple, tasty addition to any cookie plate.

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens Tip

Line your pan with Reynolds® Parchment Paper, available in rolls or pre-cut sheets, for cookies that don’t stick and fast, easy cleanup.



  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, very soft
  • 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour (3 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 11⁄2 cups rolled oats


  • 3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1⁄2 habanero Chile, seeds removed
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
  • Reynolds® Parchment Paper


Step 1

Cookies: Whisk together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 30–40 seconds.

Step 2

Cookies: Whisk in egg

Step 3

Cookies: Gently stir in next 4 ingredients, then oats. Refrigerate 1 hour, or up to 3 days.

Step 4

Filling: Process all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.

Step 5

Remove dough from refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Preheat oven to 375˚.

Step 7

Line 2 baking sheets with Reynolds® Parchment Paper.

Step 8

Scoop 2 tablespoons dough per cookie and gently round off.

Step 9

Place onto parchment 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly.

Step 10

Bake 6–7 minutes; cool 2 minutes on sheet, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Step 11

Use 11⁄2 tablespoons filling per sandwich.

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