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PB&J Sammies

Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 1 hr

Makes about 1 dozen sandwich cookies

A peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich in a cookie--what's not to love?


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of your favorite jam

How to Make It

  1. Position racks in middle and lower third of oven; preheat to 375°. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Beat butter and next 3 ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer 3 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat 1 to 2 minutes or until egg is incorporated. Add flour mixture in 3 batches; beat at low speed until just combined. Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, drop dough by level scoopfuls 2 inches apart onto 2 parchment paper-lined baking sheets. (Use heaping tablespoonfuls, if you don't have a 1-inch scoop.) Flatten tops of each dough portion slightly, using a fork to create a crisscross pattern on each cookie. Bake cookies at 375° for 5 minutes, placing 1 baking sheet on middle oven rack and 1 sheet on lower oven rack. Rotate pans. Bake 5 to 6 more minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on pans. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool completely (about 20 minutes). Spoon about 1 Tbsp. jam onto bottom side of 1 cooled cookie; top with another cookie to make a sandwich. Repeat with remaining jam and cookies.

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