These are the best allergy-friendly, SunButter and jelly sandwich cookies you will ever make. Vegan with GF option

SunButter & Jelly Sandwich Cookie

  • Author: Nicole Dawson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 12 sandwich cookies 1x


The perfect back to school treat.  Two perfectly tender, sweet and nutty SunButter cookies, sandwiched with silky SunButter cream and tangy berry jam!



Cookie Dough

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour*
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup creamy SunButter
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk or creamer


  • 1/4 cup creamy SunButter
  • 1/2 cup vegan confectioner sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Earth Balance butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk or creamer
  • 1/3 cup berry jam or jelly of choice


SunButter Cookie

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with silpat or parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. 
  3. Using a stand mixer, beat SunButter, butter, brown sugar, vanilla and milk until fluffy.  Slowly add in flour mixture, and blend until combined. 
  4. Scoop approximately 2 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball.  Place on prepared baking sheet, leaving 3″ between each scoop.  Using the back of a fork, press down onto dough to create criss-cross pattern.  Bake 12-14 minutes or until edges are light brown.  Let cool on pan. 


  1. Make SunButter Cream: In a stand mixer, beat together SunButter, confectioner sugar, softened butter and coconut milk until light and creamy. 
  2. Spread a layer of SunButter cream on one cookie and a tablespoon of jam/jelly on another cookie. Sandwich cookies together. Refrigerate those you don’t eat right away in a sealed container. 


*For a gluten-free option, substitute Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 GF flour (this works wonderfully) or gluten-free flour of choice, adding xanthan gum if needed. 

When refrigerating, I carefully held sandwich cookies together with a toothpick until they had time to set at least 1 hour. 

**The chlorogenic acid (chlorophyll) in sunflower seeds reacts with the baking soda/powder when baked, causing the green color when the cookies cool. This is completely harmless! Depending on the recipe, a splash of lemon juice may also help.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: vegan, allergy-friendly

Keywords: sunbutter, cookie, sandwich cookie, jelly, peanut butter, dessert, gluten free

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