Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Happy National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! 

Did you know, today is the day to enjoy the classic school lunch flavor: Peanut Butter and Jelly! 

If you grow up in the US, peanut butter and jelly sandwich is the symbolic food of childhood. It’s easy, quick to make, so even on a busy morning your packed lunch in a brown paper bag is ready to accompany to your school. Sometimes it’s made by parents, sometimes by you…such a nostalgic food item, right?

But today, I have a problem to consider…Maybe it’s because I like them toasted, I always find a huge mess on my lap after eating a sandwich. Also sometimes we are too busy for our work, so it’s better to have something small, easy to chew down.

So, how about a cookie version of peanut butter and jelly? Let’s cook and go virtual time travel back to our childhood! 

<Today’s Recipe>

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

pb&j cookie

<Ingredients>

  • 50g butter
  • 60g sugar
  • 100g peanut butter and jelly
  • 1 egg
  • 150g all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Some Berry Jelly

<Directions>

  1. Mix butter, peanut butter, and sugar.
  2. When butter looks like mayo, add egg little by little.
  3. Add flour and baking powder. Make a big ball with the dough.
  4. Let it sit in a fridge for about 15 min.
  5. Transfer jelly from a glass jar to a small container. Stir it to change them from solid to more like sauce.
  6. Preheat an oven to 375°F.
  7. Spread parchment sheet and divide dough into bite size. Put your thumb on the center to make it flatten the dough with a dent.
  8. Put jelly on the dent.
  9. Bake them in the oven for about 10~15min. Enjoy!

<Cooking Tips>

  • Oven can be sometimes unique, and you know better than me for your oven. Adjust baking time if you think it’s too long. It’s a good idea to peek inside of the oven;)
  • I used a creamy type of peanut butter but if you like you can use a crunchy type to get a fun nutty texture on your cookies!
  • Don’t be greedy when you put jelly on the dough:P
  • Don’t skip spreading parchment sheet when baking cookies! That helps you a lot when removing cookies from the pan;)
  • I said PARCHMENT SHEET…not wax paper. I was stingy for 20c or something and I saw a lot of white smoke came from my oven before;)

peanut butter and jelly cookie

Mmm, aren’t they sweet as your childhood memory?

I usually pair them up with berry jelly, but what is your favorite jelly to make PB&J? Figs sounds great, cherry sounds yum…hmm, is there a sample jelly series available for me?:P

<Other Recipes to Make Perfect Lunch>

Now spread a big napkin on your lap. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Don’t forget to eat vegetables! Broccoli Yogurt Salad

broccoli yogurt salad

Here is a key for refreshing aftertaste. Vietnamese Coffee

vietnamese coffee

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

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