Saturday, March 22, 2008

PB&J Cookies

From Everyday with Rachael Ray April 2006
I just had to try this recipe since I love peanut butter cookies and PB & J sandwiches. What a great combo! These turned out sooo good. I followed the instructions exactly and they came out chewey, but crispy on the bottom. Perfect!

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
3 Tbsp plus 1 tsp strawberry jelly (I used raspberry because its what I had)
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp confectioners sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder and set aside. In the bowl of a mixer, blend 3/4 cup of the peanut butter with the butter on medium speed. Add the white sugar, then the brown sugar. Continue to mix until well blended. About 5 minutes. Beat in the egg until incorporated. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Using a Tablespoon, drop the dough 2 inches apart on 2 ungreased baking sheets. Using the back of your thumb, press a small indentation into each cookie. Spoon about 1/2 tsp jelly into each cookie. Bake until lightly golden, about 12 minutes. In a small bowl, beat together the remaining 1/4 cup peanut butter and the confectioners sugar. Whisk in the milk, alittle at a time, until the frosting reaches a good consistancy for piping. Using a ziploc baggie with the corner cut off, pipe the frosting onto each cookie.

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