Friday, May 18, 2012

PB&J Cookies

Everything we like about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in a cookie. Genius.  I remember PB&J sandwiches were my favorites in grade school.  I loved how by the time lunch time rolled around, the jelly had soaked into the bread, turning it a nice rosey color. Also, how the sweetness of the jelly was such a nice counterpart to the salty peanut butter.  I doubt I had that kind of culinary insight at eight years old but I do know I loved them.

As an adult it is rare that I have a PB&J sandwich.  A piece of toast in the morning with a smear of peanut butter is an occasional breakfast to get me out the door.  The Husband on the other hand, eats them all the time for dinner.  Am I a bad wife that I allow such a thing and don't see that we have dinner on the table every night after work?  No I am not.  He loves the PB&J.  So these cookies are for The Husband.  Because he never expects that I'll cook for him but is always appreciative when I do! 

P.S.  The Tazo Zen Green Tea is another one of my favorite teas for sipping on leisurely Sunday afternoons.
PB&J Cookies

3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg
1 2/3 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
Jelly or jam flavor of your liking

Cream together the peanut butter, butter, sugar, honey, and vanilla. Add the egg and beat just until combined. In a separate bowl, add the flour, soda, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture. Place heaping tablespoonfuls, 2-3 inches apart on baking sheets and lightly press with your thumb. Fill hole with jelly. Bake at 375º for 8-10 minutes. The jelly should set as it cools.  Makes approximately 3 dozen.


~~louise~~ said...

I know a few kids who would absolutely LOVE these! As a matter of fact, I wouldn't mind a few myself!!!

Thanks for sharing...

whack patti said...

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