The other PB&J, not so much. I have a theory, or perhaps belief is more accurate, that one has to be born in the U.S. in order to like peanut butter. That’s my excuse anyway.
Sparklepants, on the other hand, loves him some peanut butter. I think, although I might need to fact check this, that peanut butter cookies are his favorite. The reason I need to fact check this is because I can’t remember the last time I saw a peanut butter cookie in the house. Since I don’t like them, I don’t make them, ‘cuz I’m not usually inspired to make stuff I know I’m not going to like.
But, for the last month, there have been 2 jars of peanut butter on a shelf in our refrigerator, and the duplication has been bothering me, so I put it on my “New Things To Use Up!” list, which lead me to make what I hope are SP’s favorite cookies.
And because I think I’m funny, I decided to make jam cookies too. My previous encounters with jam cookies have all involved those dry thumbprint cookies filled with a dollop of sticky (and strangely, also dry) jam in the center which always look super cute but do not taste super cute.
Maybe these are the opposite. Not as cute, but in my opinion, taste way better than they look, and the jam is incorporated in the dough. SP wanted more of a jelly donut type of a cookie experience, but I liked them. They really do taste like jam. I just wish they had a little more color.
Coincidentally, the jam I used for the cookies is also on my “New Things To Use Up!” list – only because I don’t like the shape of the tub the jam is in. I realize that makes me sound neurotic. I don’t care. Y’all can just eat my cookies! (Does that make me sound surly?)