PB&J Cookies

The childhood classic lunch of peanut butter and jam sandwich but in cookie form. Absolutely easy, absolutely delicious. A glass of milk to accompany it and you and your kids will be loving snack time!

A great thing about this recipe is that most of the ingredients are 1/2 cup. Makes it very easy to remember. You don’t have to make sandwiches out of them if you want regular peanut butter cookies, but I highly recommend you do! Also, I use crunchy peanut butter because it’s always way better in cookies. But if you use smooth, I guess that’s okay too.

If you have made these and would like to share your creations feel free to send a pic or tag on Instagram @bairdsbaking . Find more recipes and short videos over there as well!

If you like these, you might also enjoy these double chocolate pb cookies, or these thumbprint cookies (gf).

PB&J Cookies

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Bake time: 10-12 minutes
  • Yields: 2 dozen cookies; 12 sandwiched


  • 1/2 cup butter (room temp)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup jam/jelly


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and lines a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a medium bowl cream together butter, brown sugar, sugar, and peanut butter for about three minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Add in egg, and beat again for another three minutes, texture should be very light and fluffy.
  • Mix/sift flour, baking powder & baking soda in a small bowl.
  • Fold flour mixture into peanut butter mixture, using a rubber spatula.
  • Take tablespoonfuls of dough and roll into balls, placing about 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Using a fork, make a crisscross pattern on each cookie pressing down gently.
  • Sprinkle a bit of granulated sugar over each cookie.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes until bottoms and sides of cookies or a deep golden brown.
  • Let cool on sheet for about 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to completely cool.
  • Once cool, take one cookie and spread a bit of jam on, sandwiching with another cookie. Repeat until all are done!
  • Enjoy with fav glass of milk.

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