Oh My Yum Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

CONFESSION: I’ve celebrated National Peanut butter month, but … I’ve left the BEST for last!

Today marks the last day of National Peanut Butter Month 😦 and while I’m a little heart-broken – – it’s been such a fantastic month!!

To be honest, I think I’ve done the month justice.

I’ve ploughed through 4 Liters of Peanut Butter  countless sticks of butter – seas of sugar – – and the flour situation …

don’t get me started ( at one point, I had to do an emergency flour run 😦 lol).

It was a month filled with browniescakefrench toastoatmealpopcornbread and while I wasn’t eating peanut butter… I was drinking it.

And though – – some may say, I’ve eaten more peanut butter than the average cupcake – – my list is not complete without these cookies!! 

Dear I claim these cookies to be THE BEST PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE I’ve had In.my.life.

Pretty strong claim huh?  – Especially coming from a cookie monster like myself … I’ve had a decent amount of cookies – – and still no other Peanut Butter Cookie stands to match the chewy, nutty and ohhh myy yummm deliciousness of this bad boy.

Pure.Peanut Butter. Cookie. Seduction.

So what makes it so spanky? …. This little puppy is a PBJ Cracker Sammie  hugged by a PB Cookie – – can we say  Hippy style love fest!!

Sugar Pies… even if you haven’t celebrated the month (…yet)- there’s still time… do yourself a favour and get this little mounds of joy

in. your.bellaaayy 😉

Happy Peanut Butter Munching my loves.

 Oh My Yum Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

Yeild : 1 Dozen

1/2 Cup Butter – at room temperature

1 Cup Brown Sugar

3/4 Cup Peanut Butter

1 Egg

1/2 Tsp Vanilla

1 1/4 Cup Flour

1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp  Baking Soda

1/4 Tsp Sea Salt

Sandwiches 

24 Rtiz Cookies

12 Tsp Peanut Butter

12 Tsp Jelly

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 0c – line a cookie sheet with non-stick paper, or lightly spray.

In a large bowl,  cream together butter and brown sugar.

Next, add 3/4 Cups Peanut butter.  Mix well. Then, add egg and vanilla.

Now, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.

Gradually, add flour mixture to your peanut butter mixture.

Form cookie dough into 24  balls, using a 1/8 cup measuring cup.

Arrange your 24 Ritz crackers on a clean surface.

Slater 1 tsp of peanut butter on 12 crackers.

And spread the same love using jelly on the other 12 crackers.

 Sandwich them! 

Flatten two of your Peanut Butter Cookie Dough balls .

Place your Ritz Sandwich between the two flatten pieces.

Let. Them.Hug. it out 😉

seal all of the sides, locking in all of the peanut butter delicious-osity.

place on cookie sheet – and repeat.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Allow to cool and enjoy with a cold glass of milk.

Stay Sweet Good Looking People of Sugarland – – have a snazzy weekend 😉

xoxox

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Double Jelly Peanut Butter Linzer Tart

Peanut Butter and Jelly – – the perfect combination of sweetness meshed with  salty and creamy, creating a tantalizing spell of amazingness.

But here’s the question – what kind of jelly do you us?

Are you more of a Jam fan?

– Strawberry

– Grape

– Cherry

-Bumbleberry

– Blueberry

– Apple Butter

….. ohhh the insanity of choosing!

This recipe is especially for those of you who won’t choose favourites or for people like me, who would rather get in as much jam as possible ;).

A crumbly cookie base, sandwiching BOTH

Strawberry Jam

and

Grape Jelly

… I do these things because I love you. That, and I love peanut butter and I’m still celebrating national peanut butter month.

The inspiration of this tart came directly after reading about this little beauty by Heather of Sprinkle bakes. This woman is a baking goddess – – seriously, I’m convinced she can make  air taste like delicious candy. I can’t wait for the release of her book … I may (totally) have pre-ordered a copy (….or two *cough -five- cough*) … not the point though.

So I thought – – I need to peanutbutter-er-ize this little number.

And so I did.

Before I share the love and provide you all with this recipe – – I HAVE to tell you a quick little story. I made this tart early one morning. It came out just as I had hoped and had my entire house perfumed with the sweet smell of peanut butter cookies. I was so excited to let it cool – – and then slice it and have myself a lovely mid-day snack.

I made it.

Went out, and left it to cool

… and came home to a pan full of crumbs 😦 .

*crash – bham – boom* <— that was my heart breaking 😦

Let’s just keep things civil and say – – papa LTSL, couldn’t wait. He went to town and decided that it was in fact so delicious that the neighbours needed a slice… and that was the story of my little tart.

That means … lots of PBJ love swept the land, but none for my grumbling little tummy.

Since I know you’re all super-smart cookies … I know you will suggest that I just make the tart again – – and what can I say, if you request me to do so … I may just have to…. no need to twist my arm 😉

Double Jelly Peanut Butter Linzer Tart

1/2 Cup Butter

1 Cup Brown Sugar

3/4 Cup Peanut Butter

1 Large Egg

1/2 Tsp Vanilla

1 Cup Flour

1/4 Cup Quick Oats

1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Baking Soda

1/2 Tsp Cinnamon

1/4 Tsp Sea Salt

2 Cups Grape Jelly

2 Cups Strawberry Jam

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 oc. Lightly spray a jelly roll pan (17 x 12 “).

In a large bowl cream butter and brown sugar.

Once combined, mix in your egg.

Next goes the vanilla. And of course, don’t forget the peanut butter.

In a separate bowl, mix together the Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Sea Salt, Cinnamon and Quick Oats.

Add your dry ingredients to the wet… miiiiiiiiixxxxx.

Divide your dough in half. Wrap half in parchment paper and chill for at least 15 minuets ( *note: the longer the dough chills, the easier it is to work with … I was impatient :()

Working with the other half of your dough, spread creating a thin layer across your prepared pan.

Now, it’s Jelly Time :D!!

Using a spoon, and working with your pan with the longest side towards you – begin to stripe your jam.

Begin by first creating a strawberry jam stripe – followed by a grape – followed by a strawberry stripe.

Continue until you cover your tart base…. (if you’re getting excited, that makes the two of us 😉)

Taa-daaa!!

Next, working with your chilled dough, between two pieces of parchment paper roll into a 1/4 inch thick sheet. Cut into 1 inch strips.

This can be done meticulously by using a ruler  ( which would create a neater looking pie), or you can take the “rustic” aka lazy/hungry route like me and just average.

Next, weave your PB strips across your tart base. Again, this can be done as carefully as you’d like, or as “rustic” looking as you’d like. I do have to say though, this tart is extremely forgiving. Once baked, any cracks or bumps will disappear *phew – – close one ;)*

Bake 30 minutes – – Allow to cool for 15.

Then, if your Papa doesn’t attack it – – dig in 😉

Enjoy Sweetie Pies

xoxox

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

Dear you,

Yes – this letter is to you.

You the good look person, sitting there reading my blog.

Thank you for being such a sweetheart and reading this little thing that has become such a huge (and exciting) part of my life.

I seriously love you for doing so, and in turn I hope to rock your socks with super yummy – oh so good delicious recipes for a long long time.

You read

I’ll write and attempt to rock your socks, every single jingle time

Sweet Deal?

To carry on with my peanut butter love affair and in celebration of March being National Peanut Butter month – – I’ve found a way to rock your socks from the morning right through to the evening.

Yeppperrss – – this recipe is deee-lich-ious whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anywhere in between

(mmm or all of the above – – totally not speaking from experience! 😉 ).

Smooth

Creamy

Velvety

And comforting

… All wrapped up in a cozy bowl waiting for you to dig in!!

…Want some? Want Some? —Want Some?

Cooommmmeee annnndd getttt-eerrr 😉

Peanut Butter & Jell-aayy Oatmeal

Serves 1 (increase as needed for the familia)

2 Cups Milk

¼ Cups Steel Cut Oats (seriously, this stuff – – is the STUFF – – love it!!)

¼ Cups Peanut Butter

3 Tbsp. Grape Jelly (or any other kind that tickles your fancy – – you say Nutella, I say – – marry me 😉 )

Directions:

Over medium heat, bring your milk to a simmer. This should take about 3 minutes.

Next, add your peanut butter and allow to simmer for another 2 minutes.

Watch carefully for small bubbles to form- – don’t let your milk mixture boil as it burns easily (and there’s nothing worse than burnt milk *yuck*).

Add your oats.

Lower heat and allow to cook for 20 minutes, until desired consistency and tenderness of oats.

Remove from heat and spoon into your favourite bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix your jelly until it becomes a smooth syrup.

Last, drizzle your jelly over your peanut butter oatmeal.

Feeeelllll theee loooovvveee!!

There’s something special about a hot bowl of oatmeal, that makes me just want to dive in and do back-strokes (if I knew how to do back stokes :() It’s just so comforting so warmso inviting – so *yuuuuuuuummmm*!

I hope your socks have been rocked 😀

Stay sweet cutie pies

Xoxoxo