When thinking about classic flavors, there are several that come to mind – Chocolate and Peanut Butter, Lemon and Blueberry and of course, the ever popular Peanut Butter and Jelly!
Today we are taking Peanut Butter Cookies to the next level with these Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies. A soft Peanut Butter Cookie, sandwiched with a fluffy filling made with COOL WHIP Frosting and Strawberry Jam.
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Oh how things have changed over the years. When I was a little girl, the classic Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches on white bread were always my first choice and if I was lucky, my Mom would even cut off the crust for me. Opening up my lunchbox at school to see what she had packed for me was always an adventure.
Another classic that I enjoyed growing up were Peanut Butter Cookies. I passed on the love for those classics to my boys, and while they still love the classics, baking among other things has developed over the years.
With Back to School season upon us, these little bites of heaven would be a perfect after-school treat or add a couple to their lunchbox and you are sure to be the coolest Mom at the lunch table, just like my Mom was!
- 3/4 cup PLANTERS Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cups flour, all-purpose
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- Granulated Sugar – for rolling cookies
- 1 (10.6 oz) container COOL WHIP Frosting, thawed
- 1/2 cup strawberry jam or jelly – or favorite flavor
- 1/8 teaspoon strawberry extract, optional
- Pink food coloring, optional
- In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla and blend until smooth
- Add egg and mix well
- In a small bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda
- Gradually add to peanut butter mixture and cream until blended
- For easier handling, wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until chilled, at least 1 hour
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray
- Using a cookie dough scoop or tablespoon, scoop dough into balls and roll
- Coat with granulated sugar and place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart
- Dip a fork in water and crisscross the cookie to flatten
- Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes or until lightly golden brown
- Cool completely
- In a medium bowl, combine COOL WHIP Frosting and strawberry jam
- Depending on the flavor, you may want to add strawberry extract and to add a little color, mix in coloring
- Fill a decorator bag with the strawberry filling or spread with an offset spatula onto bottom side of cookie
- Top with another cookie and press together slightly
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