The other night I had a dream about peanut butter and jelly and I woke up with the thought stuck in my head that I absolutely had to make peanut butter and jelly cookies. Don't ask me where my dream came from, or what else happened in the dream because I have absolutely no idea. I basically rolled over in bed and told Alex that I had a dream about cookies. Then I immediately got out of bed and went to look up recipes. I found the 'wichcraft recipe for Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies and decided to modify the recipe a little and add some jelly
So this might sound like a strange recipe, but these very well might be my new favorite cookies. The peanut butter cookies themselves are delicious, with a slightly dry and crumbly texture (which is a little like shortbread) and a little crunch/texture from the toasted oats. The cookies aren't that sweet, and are almost a little salty. Then you get a mouthful of the creamy peanut butter filling combined with the jelly and it's a total epiphany. It has that whole salty-sweet thing going on that I love, plus I think the combination is every child's absolute fantasy. Now if you don't like peanut butter (and I have been informed that some people just don't like it), these are definitely not going to be your new fave cookie recipe. You might want to stick to chocolate chip. Or anything else really. But if you love peanut butter as much as Alex and I do, then you need to try these. They are fun and totally different from your typical bake-sale cookie selection, but once you try one you will be in love.
Recipe after the jump!