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Peanut Butter and Jelly Star Cookies - fun recipe for the 4th July
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Star Cookies

These fun star shaped Peanut Butter and Jelly cookies made with SKIPPY® Peanut Butter are the perfect treat for celebrating the 4th July!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert, Party Food, Sweet Treat
Cuisine: 4th July, American
Servings: 16 cookies
Author: Grace Hall


  • 225 g butter softened
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 200 g soft brown sugar
  • 240 g SKIPPY® Peanut Butter Smooth
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 480 g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ jar smooth strawberry jam


  • Place the butter and sugars in a large bowl and whisk together until just combined.
  • Add the peanut butter and vanilla extract and whisk again.
  • Break the eggs into the bowl and whisk again.
  • Add the plain flour and salt to the bowl and whisk again until everything is combined and coming together to form a dough.
  • Place a sheet of baking paper on your worktop, then pile half of the dough on top. Cover with another sheet of baking paper and roll out to around 1cm thick.
  • Repeat with the second half of the dough, then place both sheets of rolled out dough, still in the baking paper, on a tray and pop in the fridge to chill for at least ½ hour.
  • Line two large baking trays with baking paper.
  • Remove the chilled dough from the fridge, one sheet at a time. Cut into large star shapes, then use a smaller star cutter to cut a star from the centre of half of the stars. These will be the top cookies when you sandwich with jam later.
  • Carefully place the star cookies on the lined baking trays, then return to the fridge to chill for another ½ hour.
  • Pull the offcuts of dough together and roll out between baking paper sheets as before. If the dough has become too warm to work with, return to the fridge to chill again before cutting out into more stars.
  • Repeat until you have used all the dough.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-12 minutes until the edges are starting to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the baking trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Once cool enough to handle (take care as the warm cookies will be very crumbly), pop a spoonful of jam into the centre of each complete star cookie and add a star cookie with cut-out on top.