How to Make Adorable Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies with a Dog Bone Cutter

How to make adorable PB&J cookies with a dog bone cutter via Sweetsugarbelle.comWhen it comes to decorated cookies, there’s no right or wrong way to approach a design. These peanut butter and jelly cookies are the perfect example.

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.

Cute Kawaii Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies via Sweetsugarbelle.comI’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.

ToastPeanut Butter and Jelly Cookie CutterAnyhow…to decorate these cookies you will need:

  • 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.

How to Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Kawaii CookiesNext, 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.

How to Make Kawaii Peanut Butter and Jelly CookiesLet the ivory icing set (allow a little extra time if your icing tends to bleed) then fill in the center section with purple flood icing.

How to make peanut butter and jelly cookies via Sweetsugarbelle.comImmediately drop two pink dots into the wet icing.

How to cute peanut butter and jelly toast cookies via Sweetsugarbelle.comThen, quickly use tweezers to quickly add sugar pearl eyes.

How to make adorable peanut butter and jelly cookies with a dog bone cookie cutter via Sweetsugarbelle.comGive 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.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Kawaii CookiesTo make peanut butter toast, follow the same steps as above but substitute tan flood icing for the purple. Holy cuteness, right?

Peanut Butter Toast Cookie via Sweetsugarbelle.comAnd remember, almost anything (even poop) is cute when it smiles.

How to Make PB&J Cookies with a Dog Bone Cookie Cutter via Sweetsugarbelle.comPeanut 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: