Flourless PB&J Cookies

...and I'm not talking about the sandwich.  Well, not in the way you are probably thinking.
Instead....A COOKIE!  Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies.
Here's how this came about...
It's lunch time.  The kids have requested Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches.  They have also requested cookies.  We are out of cookies at the moment (aside from a Costco container of animal crackers - doesn't really count)
Looks like I now have something to do while the kids are napping.

This recipe couldn't be simpler:
Peanut Butter - check
3 kinds of sugar - check
Baking soda - check
Egg - check
Jam - check

Normally when I make peanut butter and jelly cookies, I do it in the form of a thumbprint.  You know, you stick you thumb in the middle of the cookie dough, then spoon in the jelly of your choice.  Not today.  Today is special.  Today I've been inspired by the sandwich the kids ate for lunch.
Best part about this cookie, is that you really get two!  

Flourless PB & J Cookies 

1 cup peanut butter, smooth
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg

Jam Frosting
1/3 cup jam or jelly
1/2 powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with silpat mat or parchment paper.
Using a mixer, blend all of the cookie ingredients until smooth.  Drop by teaspoons full onto prepared sheets, flatten with the back of a spoon.  Bake 10-12 minutes.  Allow to cool on sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to rack.
To make frosting - whisk together jam (easiest if you warm it up a little) with powdered sugar.
To assemble - place frosting in between two cookies and press together.  Repeat with remaining cookies.


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