Peanut butter and jelly thumbprint cookies made with a sweet and nutty peanut butter cookie dough and filled with strawberry jam. A classic flavor combination made into delectable sweet 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!
Looking for more baking inspiration?
Try one of my favorite Italian wedding cookies or Sticky Cinnamon Bun Rugelach. They are fun to make and hold for a few days, the perfect for cookie gift boxes!
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints
- ½ c creamy peanut-butter
- 4 Tb butter room temperature
- 1 c brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ c flour sifted
- 1 teaspoon baking powder sifted
- Pinch of salt
- ½ c chopped almonds or other nut for rolling
- ½ cup of fruit jam
- In a mixing bowl, mix together the butter and peanut butter until creamy.
- Add brown sugar and continue to mix until well incorporated.
- 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.
- 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.
- Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes
- 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.
- When all cookies are on baking sheet, use a small teaspoon to add fruit jam into the thumbprint.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 15- 18 minutes, or until the outsides of the cookie begin to brown.
- Allow to cool on a wire rack.
Gloria Diaz says
Yummy! Love this. Very creative idea. Thank you can’t wait to try!
Mmm peanut butter and jelly is a classic combination and love how you turned it into a cookie!
Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) says
YUM... they look amazing! My son would love these.
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
Peanut butter and jelly belong together…in my belly!
Kim - Liv LIfe 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!
Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips says
I like thumbprints, but peanut butter makes everything better!
Great twist on the classic thumbprint!