Peanut Butter n’ Jelly Thumbprint Cookies for #ChristmasWeek

Welcome to Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.

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I am so excited to be part of this event…those 2 lovely ladies seriously worked their tuches’ off putting together an AMAZING week of giveaways! I knew I had to bring my A-game for this weeks event, so therefore..why not start with something as perfect as Peanut butter and jelly cookies!

Peanut Butter n' Jelly Thumbprints via

This is such a ‘classic-everyone loves combination” that I’ll be bringing them to this weeks cookie exchange, right? And speaking of cookies, if you saw my kitchen now….you would plotz (Yiddish for fall over)..haha. I have cookies coming out of my nose in this house! Well not exactly, obviously, but seriously…can someone get these cookies out of my house? This week alone, I have gone through over 4lbs of butter , 10 cups of sugar and 1 white chocolate meltdown.

‘Tis the season, right?

So let’s talk cookies.These peanut butter and jelly thumbprints are a snap. I used the same dough recipe for my Peanut butter surprise thumbprints and just filled them with my favorite jelly (seriously..this is the best!). To make it a bit more fun, I rolled the sides of the cookie in chopped almonds before baking. You can use any nuts and or jelly filling your little sweet heart desires too!

Peanut Butter n’ Jelly Thumbprints

Yield: About 3 dozen


  • 1/2 c creamy peanut-butter
  • 4 Tb butter, room temperature
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder, sifted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c chopped almonds (or other nut) for rolling
  • 1/2 cup of fruit jam


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together the butter and peanut butter until creamy.
  2. Add brown sugar and continue to mix until well incorporated.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time and vanilla extract and continue to mix until everything is well incpororated. Use a spatula to make sure there is no butter on the bottom.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture until just mixed through. Use a spatula to mix any leftover butter/peanut butter.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes
  6. When dough is ready, use a melon-baller or cookie scooper to scoop out about a tablespoon of dough. Roll dough into a ball and use your thumb to make a "thumbprint" in the middle of the cookie. Roll sides of cookie into chopped nuts and place on non-stick baking sheet. Continue with the rest of the dough.
  7. When all cookies are on baking sheet, use a small teaspoon to add fruit jam into the thumbprint.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes, or until the outsides of the cookie begin to brown.
  9. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

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  1. says

    My grandmother would make cookies like that but I never knew what they were called and I didn’t see anybody else at home making them again. You just reminded me how good they were, thanks so much for sharing! :)

  2. says

    My mom makes thumbprints ever year, and I like to think that she makes them just for me! We’ve never had pbj thumbprints though… So this year I think I’ll make them for her. She’s gonna love ’em!


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