SweetAmbs® BFFs: Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies
Celebrate Best Friends Day with two long-time BFFs in the form of a cute cookie creation: Peanut Butter & Jelly! Watch how SweetAmbs® brings to life sweet friends in her latest sugar cookie handiwork.
Here are some of the tools Amber used in making the Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies:
• Mason Jar Cookie Cutter
• Bread Slice Cookie Cutter
• Icing tip #3 for the base layer of icing on all of the cookies
• Icing tip #2 for the lids and labels on the jars, the peanuts, and the jelly on the bread
• Icing tip #1 for the eyes and grape leaves
• Icing tip #5 for the grapes
• Icing tip #8 for the peanut butter on the bread
• Tapered spatula to spread the peanut butter
To get started on making your own PB&J cookies,
try Domino® Sugar’s classic recipes for cookies and icing:
Classic Sugar Cookies
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour (sift flour before measuring)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups Domino® Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the softened butter with the sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Stir in dry ingredients, a third at a time, until all is incorporated for a smooth, stiff dough.
Using waxed paper lightly dusted with confectioners' sugar, roll out a portion of the dough into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Press cookie cutter of desired shapes into dough. Trim away excess dough. Gently lift cut out cookies from waxed paper and place on greased cookie sheets. Repeat rolling and cutting until all dough is used.
Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until cookies are firm and light golden brown. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool completely before decorating.
NOTE: This dough is very easy to work with and does not require refrigeration before rolling. Can be stored in the refrigerator for several days; allow to come to room temperature before rolling.
2 cups Domino® Confectioners Sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
3 tablespoons warm water
Assorted food coloring
In a bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat confectioners' sugar, meringue powder and warm water until stiff peaks form, about 5 - 7 minutes. If icing is too thick, add a couple of drops of water. If icing is too thin, add additional confectioners' sugar; continue beating until desired consistency. Tint icing with desired food coloring. Using pastry bag with decorator tip, decorate as desired.
Meringue powder is available in specialty stores wherever cake-decorating equipment is sold.
Use icing immediately. Keep covered with a damp cloth or plastic wrap to prevent drying.