PBJ Sugar Cookie Sandwiches | Inspired by Smucker’s Uncrustables #holidaytips

PBJ Sugar Cookie Sandwiches #holidaytips | #Recipe inspired by Smuckers Uncrustables

Getting the chance to explore the J.M. Smucker Company Store and Cafe when I recently attended an all-expenses paid meeting at The J. M. Smucker Company, was a true highlight of the trip.  The store is filled to the brim with all sorts of signature foods, memorabilia and kitchen supplies.  Truly a foodie wonderland for a gal like me!

One display that caught my eye was a freezer full of Uncrustables and I thought to myself “those probably wouldn’t make the journey home” and “wouldn’t it be cool if they had an Uncrustables cookie I could take on the plane.”

PBJ Sugar Cookie Sandwiches #holidaytips | #Recipe inspired by Smuckers Uncrustables

Now I’m sure the influence of being surrounded by jellies, jams, sugar cookie mixes and the like had a lot to do with the avenues my brain traveled that weekend, but the idea stuck with me.

So when the nice folks at J.M. Smucker sent me some of their holiday sugar cookie mix, I had to pull out the peanut butter and jam and put my theory into practice.  The result is quite tasty!  And judging by the way my children gobbled them up, they totally agree.

PBJ Sugar Cookie Sandwiches #holidaytips | #Recipe inspired by Smuckers Uncrustables

The recipe and process couldn’t be simpler.  I hope you’ll give it a whirl and even take it a step further adding your own favorite peanut butter and jelly flavor spin on this sweet treat.

PBJ Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

1 Box Pillsbury Traditional Sugar Cookie Mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
2 tablespoons flour
Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
Smuckers Strawberry Jam

PBJ Sugar Cookie Sandwiches #holidaytips | #Recipe inspired by Smuckers Uncrustables

Using Pillsbury Traditional Sugar Cookie Mix, butter, eggs and flour, mix Pillsbury sugar cookie dough according to package instructions.  Chill in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

On a flat, floured surface, roll out a handful of sugar cookie dough to 1/4 inch thick.  Using a medium size biscuit cutter (2 1/2-inch circle,) cut out circle shapes.  Set shapes aside.

PBJ Sugar Cookie Sandwiches #holidaytips | #Recipe inspired by Smuckers Uncrustables

Merge remaining dough with another handful of sugar cookie dough and repeat rolling and cutting process until all dough has been cut in circle shapes.

Place circle shapes on ungreased cookie sheet, leaving a 1 inch space between shapes.  Spoon 1/4 teaspoon of jelly or jam onto the center of the circle shape.  Top jelly with a 1/4 teaspoon of peanut butter.

Lay another cookie circle on top of the jelly/peanut butter layer.  With a fork, gently press edges together using the tines of the fork to seal and create a simple edge pattern.

PBJ Sugar Cookie Sandwiches #holidaytips | #Recipe inspired by Smuckers Uncrustables

Bake cookies at 375, on the top rack of the oven, for 10-12 minutes.  Edges should be slightly browned.  Remove from oven.  Gently transfer to a wire cooling rack.

Cool for 15 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!  Store in an air-tight container.

Kitchen Notes:  Though it’s tempting to, don’t over-stuff your cookie sandwiches, they will tend to split open if you have too much filling in them.  Also, be sure to seal the edges.  On my first batch, I had a couple of “leaky” cookies where I didn’t seal the edges well enough.

Feel free to use all jelly, jam or all peanut butter in the centers instead of a combination.  Just remember to mark them with an criss-crossed edge (or other light marking) to help you tell them apart after they have cooled.  Also, feel free to try different flavor combinations like crunchy peanut butter with peach jelly.  The possibilities are endless!

PBJ Sugar Cookie Sandwiches #holidaytips | #Recipe inspired by Smuckers Uncrustables


Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Grace
    • November 12, 2013

    You have such great recipes that you are sharing and there just seems to be so many of them I need to try and so little time. I think the grand kids will love taste testing some of these.

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    Those look really good and I think that my preschooler will enjoy these.

    • Ellen
    • November 12, 2013

    Yum those do look good!

    • Pam
    • November 12, 2013

    Those look really tasty, Barb. You always give me great ideas for recipes.

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    My boys love uncrustables but I would love to be able to make these at home and save a little money. They really don’t look that difficult to make.

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