Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe

Peanut butter and Jelly Cookies to enjoy one of the most popular flavor combination! This super easy recipe for the best sandwich cookies will quickly become your family’s favorite!

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Knowing my kids obsession with anything peanut butter & jelly, I should have expected that these cookies will be a hit in our family. My Hubby and I and my In-Laws are huge fans of this combo too. So you can only imagine how fast these sandwich cookies disappeared!

These are so far the best peanut butter sandwich cookies I have ever made or tried. And the filling itself is so good, you will want to save some to eat it with a spoon!

They are a perfect after-school snack or a sweet surprise for lunch boxes. And if you are an adult, let your inner kid out and enjoy these too!

Yields about 16 sandwich cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe

The best Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies! A huge hit with kids and adults!

30 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

42 minTotal Time

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  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 c smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 c granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c old-fashioned oats
  • for the filling:
  • 1/2 c confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 c smooth peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/3 c jelly of your choice


    to make the cookies:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat together both butters until smooth. Add both sugars and beat until well combined.
  5. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  6. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture.
  7. Stir in oats with a wooden spoon.
  8. Scoop a tablespoon size mounds of dough onto prepared baking sheet and flatten gently with a back of the spoon.
  9. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
  10. Cool cookies on the sheet for 1 minute, then gently transfer onto a cooling rack.
  11. to make the filling:
  12. Mix all ingredients with a hand mixer until smooth.
  13. Spread 2 teaspoons of the filling on half of the cookies.
  14. Spread the jelly on the other half of the cookies. Place them on the peanut butter filling topped cookies.
  15. Enjoy!


Recipe slightly adapted from Redbook Magazine



  1. Laura Dembowski says

    Love pb and j together in different forms. These cookies would disappear very quickly in my house!

  2. Nancy says

    These would DISAPPEAR if I made them, Anna! Unfortunately, they’d be disappearing into my mouth and reappearing on my waistline but it’d be worth every calorie!

  3. says

    I would love to hate you!! You are amazing and I keep telling myself that I should never read your blog again ;-) These look incredible and I know I am going to have to try them soon or I might die!

  4. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says

    NOM! I adore everything PB and jelly or jam. Love this recipe and cannot wait to try. I think they would make a nice Christmas cookie, too! Love the photo…so inviting. Thanks for sharing, girl!

  5. Betsy @ Desserts Required says

    Peanut butter and jelly is one of my favorite combinations. I love the filling recipe and can’t wait to give this one a try!