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Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies

This peanut butter and jelly cookie is perfect for back to school!  The kids will love this peanut butter and jelly cookie.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies from Jen's Favorite Cookies - Peanut butter cookies sandwiched with peanut butter filling and jam.Y’all, my sister is back.  Remember when Em made her debut on this blog, with this Cilantro Lime Jalapeno Lemonade?  Today she is celebrating PB&J.  Just in time, too, since school is starting.

Take it away, Em!


“It’s peanut butter jelly time somewhere” I said, leaning over the sink, cramming a sandwich into my mouth.

Is it just me or does anyone else think that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches could end wars?  It’s like an acceptable way to eat dessert for lunch, which is funny because we’re adults.  We can eat whatever we want whenever we want to.  I still feel like I need to justify eating a PB&J though, which I do by telling myself that the protein is good for me.  (See how I completely ignored the vast amounts of sugar to focus on the protein?  I’m like the patron saint of sandwiches.)

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies from Jen's Favorite Cookies - Peanut butter cookies sandwiched with peanut butter filling and jam.

I really can’t think of a food more universally adored than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches….except for maybe cookies.

While chocolate chip is probably the most commonly known and loved variety of cookies, I’m saying “give peanut butter and jelly a chance”.  Although, when it comes to these PB&J cookies, I really should be saying “give peanut butter and BUTTER and jelly a chance” because GOOD GRIEF is there a lot of butter in these bad boys!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies from Jen's Favorite Cookies - Peanut butter cookies sandwiched with peanut butter filling and jam.

But let me tell you, they’re worth every calorie.  These are, without a doubt, the messiest and yummiest cookies ever.  If John Lennon were still around, he’d write songs about them.


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Peanut Butter Sandwich


Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies
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A delicious peanut butter cookie sandwiched with your favorite jam.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 16
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup chunky peanut butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup quick oats
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ⅓ cup jam of your choice (I used strawberry)
  1. To make the cookies: heat oven to 350 F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper (or spray with cooking spray). Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and chunky peanut butter until smooth. Beat in sugars until well blended. Beat in egg and vanilla. With mixer on low speed, beat in flour mixture until just blended, then stir in oats.
  3. Spoon level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Using a floured fork, make a crisscross pattern on top of each ball by pressing dough into flat 2¼-inch circle, about ¼-inch thick. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned at edges. Let cool on baking sheet 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the filling: In a bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat sugar, smooth peanut butter, butter, and milk until smooth and fluffy. Spread 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture on bottoms of half of the cookies. Spread jam on bottoms of the remaining cookies, using 1 teaspoon for each cookie. Sandwich together peanut butter-covered cookies with jam-covered cookies.



Linzer Cookies

Linzer Cookies Recipes; These cookies use ground almonds and plum jelly for a lovely flavor.  Try this linzer cookies recipes this season.

linzer-cookiesIt never occurred to me to have a favorite jam or jelly.  I just like them all.  Strawberry, raspberry, apricot, plum… I like them all.

My mom’s favorite is plum jam, and since grandma has a plum tree, I’ve made jam a couple times.  I’m not going to lie, it’s fantastic stuff.  Plus it’s easy as pie to make, because you don’t have to peel the fruit, you put it in the jam with skins on.

Then there is my diligent and hard working sister-in-law.  She made plum jelly this year (no fruit) which is far more difficult.  You have to cook it down and strain it before you can even turn it into jelly.  “Why are you doing all this work?” I asked her.  “Because I don’t like jam.”

Not that I blame her, I guess we all have our quirky little food preferences that we will go to great lengths to work around.

She gave me a jar of the most beautiful dark and flavorful plum jelly you’ve ever seen.  It’s tart, full of flavor, and frankly, tastes fantastic with these almond Linzers.  I debated about parting with it but finally decided the cookies were worth it. Linzer Cookies from Jen's Favorite Cookies It’s still cookie week, by the way.  I hope you’ve been checking in and enjoying all the fantastic cookie recipes we’ve created for you.  Let’s have a quick recap, shall we?

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Apricot Pineapple Jam

Apricot jam recipe; Many apricot recipes use fresh fruit, this pineapple apricot jam recipe is homemade and delicious!

apricot-recipesMy grandparents have an apricot tree.  We don’t get apricots every year, sometimes they freeze (welcome to Utah, home of roller coaster weather) but this year there were lots of apricots.  Grandma offered them to me, and I told her I would be back the following day with children to climb ladders and buckets to fill.

I’m not going to lie, canning is not my all-time favorite activity, but on the other hand, apricot jam is SO delicious!  Plus, store bought jam is expensive, and not homemade, making it far less appealing.

My grandparents are getting quite elderly.  Grandpa has been confined to a bed for more than a year now, so visiting them always comes with a twinge of pain and sadness.  Sometimes more than a twinge.  Maybe some of you know what that feels like.  I feel this urgency to have my kids there to experience that fairly often,  although it’s not nearly often enough for grandma.


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Butter and Jam Thumbprints

A simple butter cookie with jam filling.

Source: Food Network Kitchens

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

The thumbprint cookie has always seemed like something of a staple of Americana to me.  A butter cookie filled with jam; what could be nicer?  Nevertheless, today was my first time ever making them.  I can’t even say why this is, but I blame my family.  I don’t remember ever having thumbprint cookies at my house, or my grandparents homes, or even the homes of close friends.  Maybe they just weren’t popular in my neighborhood.

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