Tuesday, September 7, 2010

PB and J Cookies

I went nuts over these cookies. They are a perfect balance of soft peanut butter cookie, a dab of jam and an amazing but simple peanut butter frosting. They are YUM-O and I don't care who knows it.

PB and J Cookies
Makes 20-25 cookies

1/2 c. AP flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. unsalted butter, room temp.
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 egg
Strawberry Jam
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 f degrees. In a small bowl, stir together flour and baking powder. Set aside.

2. In the bowl of your mixer, blend 3/4 of the peanut butter with the room temperature butter on medium speed. Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat till smooth, approx. 5 minutes. Beat in the egg until incorporated. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined.

3. Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, drop the dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookies sheets. Using your thumb, gently dent the center of the cookies. Spoon 1/2 tsp. of the strawberry jelly into each center. Bake until lightly golden, about 12 minutes. Remove to a cookie rack and cool.

4. In a small bowl, beat together the remaining 1/4 cup of peanut butter and the confectioners' sugar. With a fork or whisk, stir mixture while adding the milk, a little at a time, until the frosting reaches a good consistency for piping. Using a resealable bag with a tiny corner cut off, pipe the frosting over the cookies.

Recipe courtesy of Everyday With Rachel Ray magazine.

7 comments:

  1. I love the design on top of the cookies!

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  2. So cute! I love the design!

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  3. Those are cute and look super yummy!

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  4. These cookies are so fun! Great idea!

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  5. My grandkids would get a kick out of these.

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  6. These look yummy! I bet they are a huge hit with kids!

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  7. This might be the back to school treat I was looking for!! Thanks for posting.

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