Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Active: 40 mins, Total: 1 hr. 30 mins, Yield: Makes 12 sandwich cookies

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7/7/2021 1 min read

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Active: 40 mins, Total: 1 hr. 30 mins, Yield: Makes 12 sandwich cookies

Ingredients:

Cookie Dough

-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

-1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

-1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

-1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

-1/2 cup lightly packed light brown sugar

-1/2 cup granulated sugar

-1 large egg

-1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

-1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter

-1/4 cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts

Filling

-1/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter

-5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

-1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

-1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

-1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

-1/4 cup jam, such as Mulled Red Wine Jelly, Raspberry Chipotle Jam, or Strawberry Margarita Preserves

Directions:

Make the dough

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, & salt. In another medium bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the butter with both sugars at medium speed until light & fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg & vanilla, then beat in the dry ingredients in 3 batches, mixing well between additions. Fold in the peanut butter until fully incorporated.

2. Scoop 24 one-inch balls of dough onto the baking sheets at least 2 inches apart. Press the balls down slightly; they should be about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Sprinkle the tops with the chopped peanuts. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are light golden brown & the tops are slightly cracked; rotate the baking sheets halfway through. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a rack to let cool completely.

Meanwhile, make the filling

3. In a bowl, using a hand mixer, whip the peanut butter with the butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, & salt at medium speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Refrigerate for about 45 minutes, until chilled.

4. Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons of the filling on the underside of 12 cookies. Spread 1 teaspoon of jam on the underside of the remaining cookies. Sandwich the halves together & serve.

Make-Ahead: The assembled cookies can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.