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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Surprises

 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Surprises
Recipe provided by Jif®
12 ServingsReady In Time 2 hours


  • 1 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, plus additional for topping
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 stick Crisco® Butter Shortening Sticks or 1/3 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening
  • 3 tbsps. milk
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Smucker's ® Concord Grape Jelly


  • Combine flour, 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, baking soda and salt
  • in large bowl; cut in peanut butter and shortening, using pastry
  • blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Combine milk, egg yolk and vanilla extract in small bowl; beat with
  • fork until blended. Add to flour mixture. Transfer mixture to an
  • electric mixer; beat at low speed until well blended. Divide dough
  • in half. Wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Roll each half of dough between sheets of plastic wrap to 1/8-inch

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Surprises (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Place
  • half the cut-outs 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Place
  • about 1/2 measuring teaspoon jelly in center of each. Top with
  • remaining cutouts. Press edges with fork. Pierce top several times
  • with toothpick. Sprinkle tops of cookies lightly with sugar.
  • Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle again with
  • sugar. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets; transfer to cooling racks to
  • cool completely. Yield: 2 dozen.