peanut butter and jelly sandwich cookies {with spiced blueberry jam}

I decided to try these tasties out before my special stash of Blueberry Spiced Jam from my mother’s kitchen was all gone.  She has made them before.  I never had them but her eyes roll to the back of her head every time she mentions them…so obviously they were a must.


I used a classic peanut butter cookie recipe from my Betty Crocker Cooky Book.  (I love old cook books, mostly because I love reading the anecdotal stuff in between recipes.  Anyone else with me on this?  The Cooky Book says, “a favorite with men and children.  Many homemakers double the recipe since these cookies disappear quickly.”  Awesome.


Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies {with Spiced Blueberry Jam}

1/2 cup shortning
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Mix shortening, peanut butter, sugars, and eggs thoroughly.  Measure flour by sifting.  Blend all dry ingredients.  Stir into shortening mixture.

Heat oven to 375°.  Roll dough into 1 1/4″ balls.  Place 3” apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment.  Flatten slightly in crisscross style using a fork dipped in flour.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes.  Remove from oven, allow to sit on sheet for a couple minutes and move to baking rack to cool.

Once cool, generously spread Blueberry Spiced Jam on the bottom of one cookie. Sandwich with another cookie.  Don’t eat them all in one sitting.


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5 thoughts on “peanut butter and jelly sandwich cookies {with spiced blueberry jam}

  1. These cookies look so wonderfully delicious! What a splendid idea! Pinning this to try later. 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at

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