Peanut Butter and Jam Cookies

I've been trolling Pastry Studio's blog again. I love her recipes! There were two tempting sandwich cookie recipes in her older posts and here's the first. Now don't think this is a cookie only for kids just because it's pb&j. Not so. The peanut butter flavor is oh so delicate, in fact the entire cookie is perfect for a tea. At least that's how I'm going to serve both her cookies. I made half a recipe to try and will do the same to the second. I'll keep you posted on the other one. And BTW: you can serve them just as single cookies without the jam. Every bit as pretty and tasty.

There's no doubt the best presentation for this post is a cookie with a bite out of it, just the way Pastry Studio did it. That way you can see the jam...and you can just imagine how the mouthful tasted. Doesn't even look like a pb cookie, does it? But take my word for it, t
hese are peanut butter and very classy cookies indeed, despite the common name.

Peanut Butter & Jam Cookies
From Pastry Studio

1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 oz (8 tablespoons) cold butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla

jam of your choosing

For dipping:
2 oz semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate
1 oz (2 tablespoons) butter

In a processor, add the flour, powdered sugar and salt. Process briefly. Dice the cold butter and add the butter plus the peanut butter to the flour. Process until you get coarse meal.  The add the egg yolk and vanilla and process until the dough begins to clump around the center of the machine.

Place the dough in a ball on wax paper. Cover with another sheet of wax paper and roll out to approximately a 10 inch square. Put on a sheet pan and refrigerate until well chilled.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove the cookie dough from the fridge and using any shape cookie cutter you wish, cut and place on prepared cookie sheets.

Bake until the edges just start to brown, about 12 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through.  Cool.

Chop the chocolate into very small pieces and place in a small heatproof bowl.  Add the butter and you can melt over a water bath, or use a microwave in 30 second increments until the chocolate and butter are melted. Give a good whisking. Dip a portion of half the cookies in chocolate and set on a wire rack to dry. Spread the other half of the cookies with your favorite jam and sandwich the cookies together. Pastry Studio warns they may soften a bit after you sandwich them together, so serve as soon as possible, or do the sandwiching right before you serve.


  1. Ohhhh... I definitely want to try those!

  2. Your cookies look like a black tie event..And thank you..I had never seen this blog~
    I loved PB and J sandwiches as a child..still would I bet.. :)

  3. PS Barbara you look so much like someone I once knew:)

  4. Ohhhh galletas fantásticas se ven muy ricas quiero probarlas,abrazos.

  5. Delicious back-to-school cookies!



  6. these are fun cookies and love the pic

  7. Very classy cookie Barbara. Peanut Butter seems to be all over blog land.

  8. What an elegant take on a traditional, childhood favorite! I'm sure I could not eat just one ...

  9. Those might be on the Christmas cookie roster this year (the only time I bake)!

  10. What gorgeous cookies! I love them already.

  11. We are crazy about the peanut butter cookies! These look super!

  12. cute! the little dip in chocolate is a fantastic touch.

  13. Wow Barbara, the cookie look so delicate...love the texture!
    Thanks for the recipe and have a great week ahead :D

  14. I'm always up for PB+J in whatever form I can get it! These cookies are adorable!

  15. great looking cookie, Barbara!
    I love the surprise of filling inside.

  16. The cookies look so pretty and delicious! Lovely post :)

  17. Oh, these look so yummy. I love peanut butter alot. I wish I had some of these to go with my coffee right now. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


  18. Pb and J combination just got so much more delicious :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  19. I loved the combination of peanut butter and jam.. Cookies look amazing.. A huge hug for sharing this recipe.. I'm sure adults as well as kids will enjoy these.. Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/



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