Best Friends For Frosting, the online dessert magazine I edit for, has teamed up with Sprinkles and Grins to host the Back to School Bake-Off. We want to invite you to show off your talents! Starting September 4th, creative contestants can submit their best desserts using at least one Sprinkles and Grins product. Between September 4th and 27th, we’re looking for the tastiest, most creative dessert you can create. One winner will win a year’s supply of decorating products, which will surprise you on your door step each month! Talk about a sweet prize.
As a contributor, along with many other talented bloggers, I was asked to create a fun, easy dessert using some of the Betty Crocker and Cake Mate products I received in the mail from Sprinkles and Grins. In the box came sprinkles, cupcake icings, cookie icings, and so much more. It was stock full of so many fun products for making dessert decorating easy!
I have always found that a good peanut butter and jam sandwich is the best solution for a quick lunch or even a snack after class. I baked soft peanut butter cookies to serve as the sandwich base. I mixed together Betty Crocker’s fun red glitter icing and a bit of raspberry jam (my favorite) to serve as the filling. Spoon a bit of the filling on one cookie and sandwich the other on top. We’re talking about the perfect pb&j snack!
Peanut Butter Cookies (You could also use Betty Crocker Peanut Butter Cookie Mix)
1/2 C Butter
1/4 C Creamy Peanut Butter
3/4 C Brown Sugar
1/4 C White Sugar
1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 C All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp Salt
3/4 Old Fashioned Oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream butter and peanut butter. Add brown sugar and white sugar and cream until well combined. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until a soft dough forms. Stir in oats.
Drop by heaping tablespoons full onto a greased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with your palm. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
Transfer from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Let cookies cool completely.
Glitter Icing Jam Filling
Empty entire contents of one pouch Betty Crocker Red Glitter Icing into a bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup of raspberry or strawberry jam.
For each sandwich cookie, spread jam icing mixture on the bottom of 1 cookie. Top with another cookie. Press together lightly, making sure the icing spreads all the way to the edge. Roll the edge of each sandwich cookie in sprinkles. Let icing dry for 1 hour.