Does anyone remember fluffernutter sandwiches?
As children, my siblings and I ADORED picnics. Whenever our mom would allow us, we would make up fluffernutter sandwiches (you remember those?) and head outside for a picnic. As the oldest, I often had the job of watching my smaller siblings and having picnics was always a sure-fire way to keep them entertained for hours!
We would make up cute little menus with fancy names for our simple food. Then a couple of “chef’s” would make the food while the others got the table ready. Because we had so many of us, we even had customers (of course I would lend them money to pay “for real”).
I’m telling you, coming from a 10 kid family has it’s perks when it is time to pretend ANYTHING. We always had enough people for restaurant, church, getting married, and all of it!
To this day, we still love picnics! Many times a summer we get together at my house or a local park and fire up the grill, pull out the tablecloth and dishes, make lemonade, and have all the fixings.
Of course, our skill sets have improved and our food is a bit further along than fluffernutter sandwiches. But the idea is the same, enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.
P.S., if you have kids or grandkids…have them put on a summer picnic. Hey, maybe even pull out those fluffernutter sandwiches?
But if you are going to do a fluffernutter, do it right. Go the full-fledged dessert option. Don’t just eat peanut butter and marshmallow fluff on a piece of white bread, eat it as an actual cookie. We all know white bread is nothing more than sugar, anyway. Why not own that and go for the sugar option, in the first place.
Okay, there’s still totally no judgment if you eat your fluffernutters as a sandwich. Everyone needs to eat fluffernutter sandwiches. In fact, even the best of parents should impart to their children the joy of a good fluffernutter sandwich.
Did you know that the Fluffernutter Sandwich is the state sandwich of Massachussets?
But in case you wanted to go full fluffernutter cookie mode, we have provided you with a delicious, simple recipe to feel the full nostalgia of your childhood. (You’ll have to find your own Cabbage Patch Dolls and jump ropes though, sorry) And, we hope, to pass to your children.
Tip: You have the easiest option of using store-bought marshmallow fluff, but you can also use our homemade marshmallow fluff recipe. Both are equally sticky and delicious.
Tip two: When handling marshmallow fluff, use water or oil on whatever you are using to scoop the fluff, whether that be your hands or a spatula. If making these with kids it can be fun to butter up their hands (they will giggle and squeal!) before starting.
Your kids will love these cookies because they are sweet, rich, and delicious. But please, be careful if you let them help with the fluff. Nobody wants small children with marshmallows in their hair…that is a disaster waiting to happen. Marshmallows definitely are not the easiest food to get out of hair, up alongside gum, petroleum jelly, and glitter. Marshmallow fluff (or cream), no matter the brand or method of creation, is messy.
But oh, so delicious
- 12 peanut butter cookies
- 1 tub marshmallow fluff or homemade
Smear marshmallow fluff on top of one cookie
Smoosh second cookie on top