3 years ago

PB&J Sandwich
Cookies

These sweet and salty cookies taste just
like your favorite PB&J sandwich!

18-24 servings
Preparation time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter,
    softened, plus more for greasing baking sheets
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup peanut butter, chunky or smooth
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the
    work surface
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup fruit jam or jelly

Directions

  1. Use an electric mixer
    to cream together butter, sugar and peanut butter.
  2. Add egg and beat until
    well blended.
  3. In a bowl, combine
    flour, salt and baking powder.
  4. Add dry ingredients to
    the wet ingredients, adding a little milk as necessary to make dough just soft
    enough to handle.
  5. Stir in the vanilla.
  6. Shape dough into a log
    about 1 ½ inches in diameter; wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2
    hours or up to 2 days (or wrap well and freeze).
  7. Heat oven to 400 F.
  8. Lightly grease 1 or 2
    baking sheets.
  9. Cut slices about
    ⅛-inch thick from chilled or frozen log.
  10. Bake until edges are
    lightly brown and center is set, 6-10 minutes.
  11. Cool for about 2
    minutes on sheets before using a spatula to transfer cookies to a rack to
    finish cooling.
  12. Sandwich flat sides of
    two cookies together with a heaping teaspoonful of jam; repeat using all
    cookies.

Recipe source: New York
Times