I am a chronic accidental baker.
This particular accident is the result of a hangry rage, during which I threw everything in sight into a bowl and hoped for the best. Luckily everything in sight was edible and followed the general formula for baked goods, so I didn’t end up with some concoction that gave me food poisoning.
I believe the initial reason I wandered into the kitchen was for an apple. Naturally, that turned into apples with peanut butter… mmm peanut butter… peanut butter and jelly… dammit, I don’t have bread…. ok plan B. I’m making cookies. PB&J cookies. It will will work.
It is said that with determination, you can accomplish anything. These cookies are living proof of that determination, which should really be harnessed into my homework. But lucky for you, my love to bake far outdoes my love for analytical research papers, so I present to you one of the best -accidental or not- cookie recipes I’ve ever created. PB&J Stuffed Cookies. Ohhhh yeah, baby.
As always, ingredient quantities are not exact because I never measure; adjust as needed.
PB&J STUFFED COOKIES
(makes 6-8 large cookies, perfect for a solo binge session. I won’t judge.)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp. melted butter
Preheat your oven to 2ooC and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine all your dry ingredients, then add the oil and milk. Toss in the melted butter and stir until it forms a dough-like consistency.
To form the balls: this was really trial and error on my part, so use whatever tactic works best for you. The end goal is to have half the cookies stuffed with peanut butter and half stuffed with your favourite kind of jam. The most effective way I found was to form a small ball, make a fairly large indentation in the middle of it, spoon in the peanut butter/jam, and then form a dough cap of sorts with leftover dough to seal the top. Smush (scientific term) the two halves of each ball together, and bake on the middle rack, checking after around 7-8 minutes depending on the size of your cookies.