Did you know that today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day? Therefore, I think it’s a shame to let this day go by without indulging in the best childhood duo ever! Of course, you can take the easy route and make yourself a classic PB&J sandwich. OR… you can make amazing Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies!
I mean really… if you are going to have a PB&J sandwich, why not enjoy a delicious treat that is basically the same thing? Besides, it gives you the perfect excuse to have cookies for lunch!
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies are as close to instant gratification as you’re going to get with a homemade cookie. They take no time at all to whip up!
I was talking to my mom on the phone when I decided to make these. Just a moment later, I mentioned that I was getting ready to put the cookies in the oven. Mom said, “WOW! You’re really fast at baking!!” Well, I’m not, really. This is just a super simple recipe.
First of all, Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies require only 4 ingredients. They are also naturally gluten-free and ready in just 15 minutes! How’s that for an easy recipe?
To Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies start by making basic Peanut Butter Cookies:
- peanut butter – 1 cup (or any nut butter)
- sugar* – 1 cup
- 1 egg
- Mix peanut butter, sugar, and egg. Place a spoonful of dough on a baking sheet** and bake at 375 degrees F. for 5-10 minutes. Do not do the classic fork criss-cross pattern on the PB cookies (see above photo).
- When the cookies are done baking remove them from the oven. Before the cookies cool, make an indention in the center of the cookie. I use a Measuring Shot Glass.
- Spoon jelly into the center of each cookie.
I highly recommend refrigerating any leftover cookies. Furthermore, the recipe yields approximately 12 cookies.
*I used 3/4 cup sugar because I knew the jelly would be adding some sweetness. You could even use less sugar. You can also substitute the sugar for 1/4— 1/2 cup maple syrup depending on your taste.
How will you celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day?
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