Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Cookie Countdown Day 2

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe

A fun twist on the lunch box classic, the colorful jam filling makes these cookies ideal for the holiday treat table.

* 60 Servings
* Ready In Time 1 hour, 30 minutes


* 1 cup sugar, plus extra for rolling dough
* 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
* 1 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening
* 1 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
* 2 large eggs
* 1/4 cup milk
* 2 tsps. vanilla extract
* 3 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
* 2 tsps. baking soda
* 1 tsp. salt
* 3/4 cup Smucker's ® Strawberry Jelly, or any Smucker's® Jam, Jelly or preserves of your choice


* Heat oven to 375°F.
* Beat together sugar, brown sugar, shortening and peanut butter. until blended. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to peanut butter mixture. Beat well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
* Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool 2 minutes. Make a depression in the center of each warm cookie with your finger or the back of a teaspoon. Fill each depression with about 1/2 teaspoon jelly. Cool completely. Yield: 5 dozen.

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