I’ve made peanut butter and jelly cookies before, but this time I needed something a bit smaller, so, I took an entirely different route.
I’m sure it won’t surprise anyone to learn that I own a mini-toast cutter. I found it in a Christmas play dough set from Target last year and justified my purchase as stocking stuffers for the kids. Long story short, I paid way too much for the thing.
The initial plan was to then use my over-priced cutter to make these cookies, but when it came time to bake, it was a too “mini” for what I had in mind. So, I used a dog bone instead.
You can save time by cutting the dog bone in half, but for some reason, I was dead set on a rounder base. I’ve forgotten why it was so important now, but I ended up doing twice the work (my specialty) and trimmed the bottom with a moon cutter.
As always, I encourage you to do as I say, not as I do, and make life easier by letting the little things go.
- Light brown piping icing (warm brown+avocado+egg yellow)
- Ivory flood icing
- Purple flood icing
- Light pink flood icing (a small amount)
- Black sugar pearls
- White flood icing (a small amount)
- Black piping icing
Begin by outlining the cookie with a #3 tip.
Next, use ivory icing to flood the area closest to the outside border, leaving an opening in the center for “jelly”. Be sure to work carefully and not overfill because in this case you want the brown outline to show.
Give the cookie time to dry (this can take anywhere from four to twenty-four hours depending where you live) then use a #1.5 tip to pipe on a sweet little smile. You can also use a toothpick dipped in white icing to add a little highlight, if you like.
To make peanut butter toast, follow the same steps as above but substitute tan flood icing for the purple. Holy cuteness, right?
And remember, almost anything (even poop) is cute when it smiles.
Peanut butter and jelly kawaii cookies are great for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, or even a surprise gift for your best friend. For more adorable cookie inspiration, be sure to check out these posts: