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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

What is something that everyone can say they have enjoyed as a child? What comes to my mind is PB & J. And, what better way to enjoy it than with these Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
Servings: 16 cookies
Author: Jill

Equipment

  • 2 disposable piping bags with a round tip

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 C peanut butter
  • 1 C butter - unsalted
  • 1 C light brown sugar
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Peanut butter frosting

  • 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
  • 1 C unsalted butter
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 C strawberry preserves

Instructions

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and regular sugar until creamy
  • Beat in eggs, 1 at a time until combined
  • Beat in the vanilla extract
  • Whisk the dry ingredients into a medium bowl then gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough into your hands and roll it into a ball
  • Place the dough balls onto a cookie sheet and lightly press them into a thick round disk
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until lightly brown on the sides
  • Allow cooling completely before removing from cookie sheet

Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • Using a standing mixer, beat the peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream until creamy, smooth and stiff
  • Spoon the frosting into one piping bag and scoop the strawberry preserves into the second piping bag
  • Using the peanut butter frosting, pipe a circular spiral onto the top of the cookies leaving about 1⁄4 in between for the strawberry preserves
  • Pipe the strawberry preserves in between the peanut butter frosting
  • Allow the frosting to harden slightly before enjoying!