Monday, August 15, 2011

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies

I'm not one for wishing seasons away, but the past couple of weeks I've been thinking about fall.  The back to school commercials are out, my favorite Pumpkin beers are on the shelves, and (for the time being) the temperature is more bearable.  Usually when it gets to this part of the summer, my instinct turns to baking. 

Today, I was struck hard with the desire to bake, and for some reason-my thought was for honey cookies.  Don't ask me why, I've never had honey cookies before, but they just sounded delicious to me.  So, as I went about my Sunday routine (grocery shopping) I kept thinking about honey cookies.  Now, when I think honey, I think peanut butter.  For some reason-they go hand in hand.  So then I started thinking about Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiched between honey cookies.  This whole idea sounded pretty tasty to me, and I figured- perfect for fall and back to school snacks!

A quick search of the internet found me on A Cozy Kitchen's website- reading through her recipe for Honey Bee Cookies.  These looked simple to make, and looked absolutely delicious.  Even better, all of the ingredients were located in my cupboard.  Phenomenal.

These cookies were incredibly easy to make, and with spirals of peanut butter and jam drizzled in between two -they are fantastic little sandwich cookies.  

Honey Bee Cookies
Adapted from A Cozy Kitchen's adaptation of the Alpha-Bakery Children’s Cookbook
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup honey
1 egg
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.


Beat together the butter, brown sugar, honey and egg in a medium bowl until smooth, scraping the sides occasionally. Stir in all remaining ingredients.


Drop spoon fulls of dough onto a greased or lined baking sheet. Bake about 7 to 10 minutes, or until the cookies are set and the edges are beginning to brown. The cookies will still look shiny when they’re done.

   


6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I love sandwich cookies, you could probably say I'm obsessed. These look awesome!

Megan said...

I really love peanut butter and honey together too. These look delicious!

Daisy said...

these look so good! love the fun swirls.

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Love those swirls. These look perfect for a dreary day like today (before and/or after a NAP)!

newlywed said...

These look incredible. I've been feeling ready for fall too...I even made an apple crisp for dessert last night.

Jen said...

The honey cookies look delicious. And adding PB&J sounds even better.

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