If you follow my blog on Facebook, or follow me on Instagram (@teacherturnedmommy), then you know I baked cookies yesterday!
I have been reading the Hanna Swensen Mystery series by Joanne Fluke. AJ at A Petite Slice of Life, mentioned that she not only had read these books, but made many of the recipes in the books. That was incentive enough to test one out myself.
I just finished reading Blueberry Muffin Murder and one of the recipes in that book was Peanut Butter Melts. One of the suggestions she made was turning them into peanut butter jelly sandwich cookies. Well…. as it turns out Richard, Colby and I had just talked about pb & J cookies this past week. When we were in Amish country we purchased 4 jars of jelly. Colby has been working on polishing off the strawberry jelly and loving it with peanut butter.
Sooooo the baker in me decided to use another jar of jelly to make pb & j cookies.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies -adapted from Peanut Butter melts by Joanne Fluke
- 1 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1.5 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 2.5 cups flour
- jar of jelly (I used raspberry)
- Preheat oven to 375
- Melt butter in microwave add both sugars and vanilla mix well
- Add baking soda, baking powder and salt. mix until incorporated
- Add peanut butter to the mixture
- Add in eggs one at a time
- Add flour and mix until all ingredients are fully incorporated
- Use small cookie scoop to dish out the dough, put onto cookie sheet leaving space between balls. press balls flatter with the tines of a fork in a crisscross pattern
- Bake at 375 for 6-8 min (if making bigger cookies bake 8-10 min) cookies should just start to golden on the bottoms.
- cool 2 min on sheet and then move to cooling rack
- when fully cooled spread jelly on the bottom of one pb cookie, top with another cookie to make sandwiches.
- I then put all the cookie sandwiches in the fridge to finish cooling and let the jelly set up
Colby loved these cookies. He had one last night and then quickly packed another to have at camp today for snack. He really wanted to pack 2 cookies but since he was having a PB&J sandwich for lunch I didn’t think he needed two cookies. I”m sure he will have one as a snack when he gets back from camp today.
Richard said they had a really good peanut butter flavor and liked them. He took a tin of them into work today to share with his co-workers.
I would tell you my opinion, but I haven’t had any yet. I’m using my will power! As I’ve mentioned I’m trying to eat healthier, working out and following a specific program. I do get a cheat day and plan on having that this weekend, so trust me I’ll have one then!