PB & J Sandwich Cookies

Okay, so we have to be honest, these cookies are perfectly delicious without the filling. We made a batch for our grandpa for his birthday, and he ate the whole batch, didn’t even share one with our grandma! But, we have to say, these cookies are better with the filling!


Growing up, we always ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We were the cliché kids that had pb &j sandwiches in their lunch well into high school (and even now). Not to mention, we’re also obsessed with peanut butter. We eat peanut butter all the time, like with everything! So when we thought of peanut butter and jelly sandwich cookies (*mind blown*), we were so excited to make these! And we ate a lot of them. We had to make sure they were good, right?? We promise that if you make them, you won’t want to share with anyone!


The middle of these cookie sandwiches is a strawberry jelly buttercream. We used strawberry jam because it’s one of our favorites, but you can use whatever flavor you want. Raspberry, strawberry, grape, or just whatever jelly or jam you have on hand. We made tablespoon sized cookies, which is the best size for a cookie sandwich, not too big and not too small!




For the cookie:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cup flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

For the filling:

1/2 cup butter

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup strawberry jelly (or your favorite jelly flavor)

2 1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp. milk


  1. Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  2. Mix in flour, soda, and salt. Mix into creamed mixture
  3. Drop cookies in tablespoon sized balls onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake at 375F for 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire racks before making sandwiches (Filling them while warm is messy. We got a little impatient and tried…).
  4. For the filling, cream together the butter and the vanilla. Beat in the jam.
  5. Mix in the powdered sugar, and then the milk.
  6. Use an offset spatula to put as much frosting on the inside of a cookie as you want, and then sandwich it with another cookie, and repeat until your out of cookies.
  7. Enjoy!

We hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we did. Let us know how much you liked them, in the comments below, or on our instagram @unchartedbakers. We would love to hear from you! 🙂




  1. lazymomcooking

    February 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Can we use any jam for the filling? Like strawberry jam or pineapple jam?

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    1. Traveling Twin Bakers

      February 29, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Yes, you can use any kind of jam you want! 👍

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