Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Serve your sweetie these Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies this Valentine’s Day and let them know that just like PB & J, you make the perfect pair!

peanut butter and jelly cookies

We love peanut butter and jelly in this house!  I get asked by Anthony almost every day if he can have a slice of toast with peanut butter and jelly or an English muffin with PB and J.  But enough about my love to PB and J and more about these cookies…

I was actually inspired to make these cookies from an episode of Master Chef Junior, and saw one of the kiddos making PB & J cookies.  As soon as Anthony heard what was going on in the kitchen and what I was baking, he immediately jumped on the opportunity to help (AKA mixing the ingredients and then walking off with the spoon in hand eating cookie batter).  My assistant doesn’t usually stay too long, but I always enjoy the time we spend together cooking.

Take your time and use your fingers and shape the thumbprints into hearts for an extra special Valentine’s Day treat!

Ingredients: 

1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup sugar, to roll cookies in

1/2 cup strawberry jam

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda.  Set aside.

In the base of your stand mixer or in a large bowl, beat butter, white sugar and brown sugar together until light and fluffy – about 2 minutes.

Mix in peanut butter.  Beat for another 30 seconds.  Mix in egg and vanilla.  Beat another 30 seconds.

peanut butter and jelly cookies

Starting and ending with flour mixture, slowly add flour.  Beat for another 30 seconds until completely mixed in.

peanut butter and jelly cookies

On a sheet tray lined with parchment place 1 tbsp balls of cookie dough about 1” apart.  Roll balls in sugar and with your thumb or the back of a wooden spoon, gently press a thumbprint into the center of each cookie.

peanut butter and jelly cookies

peanut butter and jelly cookies

Bake for 13 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.

peanut butter and jelly cookies

peanut butter and jelly cookies

Once completely cool, carefully spoon 1 tsp jam into the thumbprint on each cookie.

 

peanut butter and jelly cookies

Homemade jam from our awesome neighbors!

peanut butter and jelly cookies

peanut butter and jelly cookies

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Comments (69)

  • How cute are these! Great for a gift for daddy!

    Aleczandria Sorrell
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  • can’t wait to try this one out 🙂

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  • These are so cute and I’d love to make them for family and friends.

    Laura Royal
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  • These look yummy

    Angie Ash
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  • I’m sure my son would love this and healthier then putting a piece of chocolate in there 🙂

    Stephanie Marra
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  • We love peanut butter cookies..never thought of making them into thumbprints and adding jam..

    ginette4
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  • Can’t wait to try making these!

    Luis
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  • My mom loves baking, I’ll forward this to her 🙂

    Jenn Ritchie28
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  • These look delicious! Can’t wait to try them.

    buttercupkp@hotmail.com
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  • PB & J definitely a favorite in our home, this cookie is a must try!

    Rebecca Wilcoxson
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  • I love this idea, so many varieties of jelly you could use and appeal to everyone. I’m doing this very soon!

    Jessica C
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  • I would enjoy this recipe, but my kiddos can be picky with jelly.

    stacey grantham
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  • This is a great easy and fun recipe!

    vsbwgi@hotmail.com
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  • These look yummy and easy to make. My little guy would really enjoy these.

    Stacey Roberson
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  • I would make these for me. i love PB and J

    Kim O
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  • I have made peanut butter kiss cookies but I have not tried adding jam!

    Natalie
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  • These cookies look delicious!

    laura
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  • these look yummy, my family would love them!

    sarah hirsch
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  • I love jam cookies. My grandmother makes them every Christmas!

    Jaclyn Mercer
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  • Made these for my hubby and he LOVES them!

    Sandi
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  • I’ve never thought of a pb and j cookie, Yum and kudos on a cool innovation.

    Stephanie Bonck
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  • I love these thumbprint cookies but never made them with peanut butter. Must try these.

    Joanne W
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  • Yum!! These cookies are great!

    jean olaughlin
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  • These sounds so yummy! a good idea!

    Jessica Miller
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  • My daughter loves pb&j also. I love the idea of these cookies i bet they would be a huge hit. We definitely need to make homemade jam.

    Jodi Armstrong
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  • These look so yummy! My son would love making & eating them!

    Michelle Johnson
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  • Yum! My son would love these!

    Kristin Henderson
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  • Oh, they look amazing!!!

    Lisa Bowling
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  • they look so delicious and easy to make just the way i like it!

    Necta Nelson
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  • Going to try these, never thought of adding peanut butter to the tops.

    Debbie Moon
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  • Those looks so good.I am going to have to try these!

    Dana Rodriguez
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  • These look delicious! I used to eat some cookies similar that had a raspberry filling! Yum

    Stephanie O'Day
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  • these look amazing. it reminds me of something we made similar when i was a child

    shannon fowler
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  • have to try this looks yummy

    Diane A
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  • Can’t wait to make these with my kids!

    Krystle Feathers
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  • It looks so good and it’s so easy to make. I want to make this for my son’s birthday party! Thanks for sharing.

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  • so simple! they look great!

    Jenn H
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  • They look great and so simple

    Kristy
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  • this looks so good and easy

    Marina Cook
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  • I bet my 3yr would love these.

    Amber Nabors
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  • I think the whole family would love these cookies.

    Florence C
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  • I love these cookies!

    Nancy R
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  • Yummmm mmmmmmm

    brittany
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  • Made some of these a while back- they are good- the only difference was I used several types of jams- made for a colorful display! Delicious!

    Susan Jordan
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  • Looks soooooo good!

    lmonsta@hotmail.com
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  • these look so good and easy to make love it

    carol clark
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  • These look really good.

    Kenia
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  • Mmm these look delish!

    Laura
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  • These are a FAVORITE in our house!! 🙂

    Cassandra
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  • These look good! I need several of these and a nice cold glass of milk!

    Dan Denman
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  • Looks delish!

    jessicanich0le07@aol.com
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  • Those look absolutely delicious!!

    Kierstenbean@newmommireview.com
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  • I love making thumbprint cookies. One christmas I made about 300 of them for friends and family and ever since then I still have them begging me every year to make them. I don’t always get to though 🙁

    Melissa R.
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  • They look yummy I will have to make some.

    jimenez_cyn@yahoo.com
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  • Delicious and quick…my kind of treat

    Ronald Gagnon
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  • Super cute and easy

    Saba Aziz
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  • Yummy they look good

    Courtney H
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  • can’t wait to try them. thanks

    l p
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  • These cookies look amazing. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    matisa24@hotmail.com
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  • thanks for the amazing recipe, I can’t wait to try these out

    edithcombs@bellsouth.net
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  • Can’t believe how easy and cute these are!

    Sharon Mills
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  • These look yummy and a perfect way to use up all the homemade jam we made in the summer 🙂

    Jade Legacy
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  • Need to try!

    svetlana_vyazmina@yahoo.com
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  • HEAVEN for my husband!

    Farangis
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  • my grandkids would love these!

    kathie hoehn
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  • Oh, so yummy, and so easy to make.

    Theresa A.
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  • easy PB & J thumbprintr cookies

    betty combs
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  • my 86 yrs young mom use to make these for Christmas but rolled them in rolled in crushed corn flakes

    Theresa Jenkins
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  • These PB&J Thumbprint Cookies look so delicious! I love trying new recipes because I love to bake especially on the weekends when all my friends come over to visit. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

    Gina Ferrell
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