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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe

Best Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
This recipe was created when a blogger friend asked if I wanted to participate in a recipe content with PB Crave an all natural peanut butter. My creative juices started flowing and then it hit me, what is the most classic ingredient that is combined with peanut butter? JELLY!!! First I thought maybe I could make a classic peanut butter cookie and a jelly center, but that was just boring!! I wanted to get REALLY creative!! So then I thought, what if I made two different batters and combined them to make one yummy cookie? Would that even work?  Would they stick together?

Best Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

The first cookie, the peanut butter, is pretty straight forward.  It’s very much a standard peanut butter cookie recipe.  I choose to use cake flour to make them puffy and to ensure that each side was sure to rise.  I was afraid that if one side didn’t rise and the other did, they would look weird!!  I went ahead and made the peanut butter side and chilled it in the freezer.  For the next step I grabbed the fresh blackberries in the freezer.  I added a cup of water, some sugar and the blackberries.  I let them reduce down and mashed them a little bit in the pan as they reduced.  Then I put them through a colander to get the seeds out.  I chilled the mixture.

Best Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Then I made the next batter and added the blackberry reduction.  It instantly turned the batter a dark purple immediately resembling jelly!  I was so impressed!!!  I then chilled the dough along side the peanut butter.  Once they were both thoroughly chilled, I took small amounts of each dough, combined them, and then rolled it into a ball. I baked them and WOW, they looked amazing!!  Not only do they look amazing, they TASTE incredible!!  It literally tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich cookie!!  I couldn’t not believe how well they came out!  These cookies also keep really well.  A week later, in a sealed container they were just as fresh as the first day I baked them!  I strongly, STRONGLY recommend this peanut butter and jelly cookies recipe.  We used PB Crave natural peanut butter, and I felt that it made a difference!!  This cookie will DEFINITELY spark conversations at any party!!  Let me know how yours come out!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe
 
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Serves: 6-12
Ingredients
Peanut Butter Cookie Side
  • ½ cup butter-flavored shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cups cake flour
  • ½ cup of PB Crave Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
Jelly Cookie Side
  • ½ cup butter-flavored shortening
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cups cake flour
  • ½ cup of Blackberry reduction
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat over to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine the shortening, sugar, and brown sugar in the mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the shortening and peanut butter combine well.
  4. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Now the jelly side of the cookies, add about 15-20 blackberries to a small pot. Add ½ cup of sugar and ¾ cup of water.
  6. Place on high and let reduce, stir often.
  7. Once the blackberries have reduced, strain and let cool. You want to remove the seeds so you don’t get any surprises in the cookies.
  8. Mix all of the ingredients together the same way as the peanut butter cookie portion, just substitute the reduction for the peanut butter.
  9. If the batter isn’t thick enough, add a little extra cake flour.
  10. Chill the batter for 30 minutes
  11. Now remove from the freezer and take small but equal portions of each batter and in your hands roll them into a ball.
  12. Place them on a cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. They might need a little longer depending on how firm or soft you like your cookies!
  13. Let them cool to avoid separation of the two flavors and voila! Peanut butter and jelly cookies!!

 

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  1. These cookies are fabulous! Peanut butter and jelly in one cookie was a great idea. No wonder you won! Congratulations. They also are adorable. :) The fact that they remain fresh for at least 1 week, makes them a great care package cookie! I am so glad that I found the picture of these cookies on Best of Blogger’s Recipes!

    • Tried this recipe with disappointing results. First, your recipe needs editing! There are eggs in the ingredients but not in the directions. It is very unclear as to when to add the peanut butter. Step 3 says to add the dry ingredients into the shortening and peanut butter but the directions never said to add the peanut butter to the shortening. Even when I used basic baking knowledge to add things in where they made sense, the doughs didn’t work at all. The peanut butter was very thick and crumbly. The reduction side was too soft to roll even after days in the fridge. I would love this recipe to work, but I have no idea how you got the cookies in the photo.

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