Peanut butter + jam sandwich cookies.



I used to be completely addicted to peanut butter and jam on toast. Like, eat four slices in one go kind of addicted. In my defence, it was back when I was about 15 and was a typical hollow-legged teenager, so that makes it kind of okay, right? The classic PB and J combo is still a favourite of mine, though I try not to binge on it in quite the same way. Moderation is the thing, right?

Well, there’s nothing moderate about these cookies. Two soft, peanut butter flavoured cookies sandwiched together with peanut butter cream cheese frosting, and a big spoonful of blackcurrant jam. Not for the faint-hearted, these babies! Of course, you can use any type of jam you prefer, but blackcurrant cuts through the sweetness of the cookies and frosting so well that I’d recommend giving it a go. And if anyone were to fancy to ramping up these already heavily ramped-up cookies, we could also discuss the potential of replacing the frosting with a scoopful of creamy peanut butter ice-cream. I wouldn’t like to lead anyone astray though, so pretend I never said that…

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{Makes approx 10 sandwich cookies. Recipe adapted from Hummingbird’s basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, and frosting tweaked from a recipe found in the September issue of Waitrose Kitchen.}

Ingredients ::
{For the cookies}
225g soft unsalted butter
75g smooth peanut butter
300g soft light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
400g plain flour
80g rolled oats
2 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

{For the frosting}
80g smooth peanut butter
80g full fat cream cheese
190g icing sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
A good half jar or so of blackcurrant jam

- Put the butter, peanut butter, and sugar into a large bowl, and beat until smooth, light, and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing between each addition. Lastly, beat in the vanilla extract before turning to the dry ingredients.

- Measure out the flour, oats, and bicarbonate of soda, and slowly mix into the wet ingredients until a smooth dough is formed.

- Roll the dough into golf ball sized portions, and space out evenly onto parchment paper lined baking sheets. Then put the baking sheets into the fridge, and allow the dough to chill for at least an hour. Mine had an hour and a half, and stayed nice and thick whilst cooking. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celsius.

- After an hour, put the cookies into the oven, and cook for 10 minutes. They should be lightly golden when done, with a thin layer of cooked dough on the outside and will be almost raw in the centre. This is good! It’ll make them beautifully soft later on. Leave them to cool for a good 20 minutes or so on the tray, then transfer to a wire rack.

- Beat the cream cheese, vanilla, and peanut butter together, and then add in the icing sugar. Keep beating until the frosting becomes light and fluffy.

- When the cookies are completely cool, sort them out into equally sized pairs. Spread a layer of frosting onto the underside of one of the cookies, then add on a layer of jam. Sandwich is with the other cookie, and repeat until all of the cookie sandwiches are made!

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I’d love to see your sandwich cookie creations, so do tag me in any Twitter/Instagram photos using the hashtag ‘#ciderwithrosiecooks’!

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  • India

    This is like, the best idea for a cookie ever! Especially for any American food lovers! Your blog is adorable too.

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  • Miho

    this looks and sounds like a serious treat for a fellow PB & J lover! if they sold these at my local bakery, I would be in trouble. these are definitely on my autumn baking list x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

  • Polly

    oh wow these look divine! I love peanut butter too! Though I’m a chocolate/ peanut butter fan. How about whacking in a chocolate ganache instead! eeeeek.

  • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    Looking delicious! I’m a huge peanut butter cookie fan as well! x

  • Madeline
  • Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

    These look so delicious! Anything with peanut butter is bound to be amazing :)

  • Mimmi

    Oh my goodness, these look and sound absolutely amazing! Thanks for the recipe :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • arielle

    these look delicious! I will definitely have to pin them for later. I pretty much lived on pb&j back in high school and it always brings back those memories of homecoming and eating on the lawn. thanks for sharing!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • Jessica Edmunds

    WOW I have to try these, my OH is obsessed with P&J sandwiches and these look even better xxx

  • Boosephine

    What a fabulous recipe! Perfect for when I next see my baby brother and sister! Thank you!! x

  • Mylissa

    These look absolutely delicious! I will most definitely have to try this recipe : )

  • Emma

    Wow these look amazing! When I was little I used to sit and eat peanut butter with a spoon straight from the jar! Great photos as well x

  • Mel

    These look absolutely delicious, Rosie!

  • Clare Marie

    Oh my gosh, these look amazing! I don’t really like peanut butter and jelly as a combination, but just peanut butter sounds like a winner.. I also saw some on Pinterest that have slices of ice-cream inbetween, which sounds amazing.

  • Hayley

    These would also be amazing with raspberry jam and nutella!
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  • Katy

    Oh crikey! These look AMAZING Rosie.

    I adore PB&J so this is definitely going on my list of Things To Bake!! xx

    Little Miss Katy | Fun, Food & Fashion

  • Leona

    WOW! These look like the most delicious treats I have ever seen! I have to try some of them immediately! Xx

  • Tamzin

    Well don’t these look delicious!!! Love peanuts and love jam together they are a match made in heaven so these are definitely my thing…would the recipe work well with gluten free flour do you think?

  • kezia

    Oh my goodness this is a like a dream cookie! I think I will need to go and make some grain free version of these so I can munch on them! I love PB and Jam – especially with homemade blackberry jam. Beautiful shots too

  • Sarah

    These look so delicous! I am drooling as I write this! x

  • Laura M George (@ltwenteaSblog)

    I need this, right now!!

  • Melodie

    Ohh yum yum yum!! I basically love everything that involves jam so these cookies sound like heaven to me! Gotta try that recipe! Oh and i’ve tried 2 of your recipe this week: Banana bread muffins and Spinash and feta pasties…both delicious!! I’ll share photos real soon, thank you Rosie! :)

  • georgina

    Wowie theese look so yummy!!

  • CG

    Oooh! I’ve been on a big almond butter kick lately, maybe I’ll swap it out and see how it goes.

  • ekaete

    Oh my goodness… I just had to tell myself to close my mouth! They look utterly delicious.
    Ekaete x

  • Jess

    these just look divine! so am going to try this soon!

  • Rachel Page

    Love these. They are not as sweet as they sound.

  • nanas128
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