These little peanut butter and jam smile cookies have the peanut butter and jam in a yummy cookie that you can shape into a slice of bread and when you roll it up the jam looks like a smile. They freeze well and you bake up a few when you like. Makes me think of my childhood when the only school lunches anyone every brought to school was the baloney sandwich with mustard on white bread or the peanut butter and jam on white bread. Back in those days no one had a peanut allergy!!
You will need:
- 1/2 cup = 1 stick unsalted butter – at room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 smooth peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2-3 tbsp jam – I used blackberry
Gather all your ingredients and measure everything out so you don’t miss any items.
Step 1: cream butter, brown sugar, sugar and peanut butter until smooth.
Step 2: add vanilla and egg. Mix again.
Step 3: add salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour.
Step 4: flatten with a rolling pin between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Chill in fridge 20 minutes.
Step 5: spread out some jam (any kind you like)
Step 6: fold over sides to middle and shape slightly as a slice of bread. If you find it too soft put in fridge or freezer for 20 minutes to firm up. It will be easier to slice when it is partially frozen as well.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until just starting to brown around edges.
Let cool slightly and then eat them with a big glass of milk!!