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Your favorite sandwich is now a cookie in these PB & J Cookies, made with peanut buttercream frosting and jelly
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PB & J Cookies

Your favorite sandwich is now a cookie in these PB & J Cookies, made with peanut buttercream frosting and jelly
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Cookies
Servings: 12 cookie sandwiches
Author: Ellen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups peanut buttercream frosting*
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup jam or jelly

Peanut Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks - softened)
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (or a little less)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl cream together the shortening, butter, peanut butter, and sugars
  • Add 1 egg at a time, mixing in between
  • Stir in the vanilla extract
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda
  • Add to the wet ingredients and stir together, scraping down the sides as needed
  • Roll into 1 1/2 inch diameter balls, place on cookie sheet, flatten with crisscross fork markings
  • Bake for 9 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes
  • Remove to cooling rack to finish cooling
  • Frost on the underside each cookie with peanut buttercream frosting
  • Add 1 tsp of jelly to one cookie, top with another cookie
  • Eat peanut butter and jelly cookies

Peanut Buttercream Frosting

  • Cream together the butter and peanut butter until smooth
  • Add the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, beating on low in between each add
  • Add the vanilla and beat on high for a couple of minutes until smooth