PB & J Sandwich Cookies

Make your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches even sweeter by using peanut butter cookies! This rich dessert will be the perfect addition to your lunchbox this week.

PB and J Sandwich Cookies
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
37 mins
40 sandwich cookies


  • ½ cup shortening

  • ½ cup peanut butter

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • ⅓ - ½ cup jelly, jam, or preserves (any flavor)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl beat shortening and peanut butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in flour.

  2. Shape dough into about 1-inch balls. Roll balls in the 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly making crisscross marks with fork tines. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are light brown. Remove; cool cookies on wire rack.

  3. For each sandwich cookie, spread bottom of one cookie with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. jelly and, if desired, the bottom of another cookie with 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. peanut butter. Place one cookie on top of another, pressing together lightly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

99 Calories
4g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Folate, total 14.9mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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