At the ripe age of 26, I’ve realized I’m just like a little kid. I like to play outside, I still dream of being a marine biologist, and my favorite foods are pizza, grilled cheese, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. This was mostly my inspiration for this week’s treat. When things in life start to suck, who doesn’t want to revert back to the good old days when your biggest problems were which friend to sit next to in class or deciding which Pokémon is best? (The answer is Charizard, btw).
Most peanut butter and jelly cookie recipes I researched were peanut butter cookies with a thumbprint filled with jelly. Um, that’s not like the peanut butter and jelly sandwich I know. I need my PB&J cookie to be a sandwich, too. Deliciously creamy peanut butter mingling with sweet strawberry jelly between two pillows of carbs. Well, I imagine anything between two pillows of carbs would be delicious.
I could have just put regular peanut butter in the middle of these, but who are we kidding. I need to buttercream-ize everything. Plus it made it easier to pipe it all nice on the inside of the cookies with it looking like a kindergartener made them. See?