Kids of all ages loves a good PB&J sandwich, don’t they? How about a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookie? Make it classic with grape jelly, or spice it up with hot pepper jelly.
I am officially obsessed with these cookies!
Sweets and treats are not hard to come by in our house. In fact, I’m usually trying to get rid of the goodies once they’ve been photographed for the blog. My husband takes lots of stuff to work (there’s often a line out the door of the lunchroom), and it’s not unusual for me to post a notice on Facebook for my neighbors to please come and take some of the sweets home.
Believe me, I like sweets and baked goods as much as the next guy, but I don’t really have a giant sweet tooth. I like to say that I have an “everything” tooth. I like sweet, salty, spicy, bitter, funky, you name it.
Generally, I can eat a cookie or two and then be happy to move on to a nice salad, steak or a glass of wine. But I found these cookies irresistible. If I didn’t farm them out to a friend with a teenage boy (aka, bottomless pit) I could have gotten myself in trouble with these little little bites of heaven.
I’m a big fan of an occasional peanut butter and jelly sandwich (on good white bread), so I immediately knew I would use traditional grape jelly as the “jelly” part of the PB&J.
While I was putting together the recipe I remembered that I still had some Ghost Pepper Jelly in the cupboard from last summer. Have you ever had spicy peanut sauce? If you’re a fan of peanut sauce you know how well peanuts and hot peppers go together.
OMG! Those spicy sweet sandwich cookies wouldn’t stop calling my name. They’re fairly big cookies, and they’re pretty filling, but I could’ve eaten the entire batch if I didn’t stop myself.
Chewy cookies with a crunchy honey roasted peanut topping, creamy peanut butter filling and the jelly of your choice come together for a devilishly tempting treat. Don’t say I didn’t warn you….
Watch this video to see how to make Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies:
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