Peanut Butter And Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

I made these peanut butter and jelly cookies a couple of years ago, inspired by a visit to Stonewall Kitchen. My husband is a huge peanut butter and jelly fan, and has since requested that I make them every birthday for the rest of his life. This year, his birthday fell soon after our move into our new house and at a time when we were in the middle of construction in the kitchen. Since I didn’t get the chance to make the cookies for his birthday, I jumped at the opportunity the moment the construction was completed and our kitchen was (finally) unpacked.

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Stonewall Kitchen Strawberry Jam

(adapted from Stonewall Kitchen)

3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 jar jam or fruit preserves (I used Stonewall Kitchen Strawberry Jam)
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.2. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl and set aside.
3. Beat together the peanut butter and butter until blended and fluffy.4. Add 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar, and cream until smooth.5. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
6. Sift the flour mixture slowly into the peanut butter mixture and combine until the mixture is completely blended and smooth.7. Roll small pieces of dough into 1-inch balls and place on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart.8. Make an indentation on each cookie with the back of a teaspoon and fill the indentation with approximately 1/4 teaspoon of the jam or preserves.9. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown on the edges. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to let cool completely.

  • Jill Johnson

    OMG, those look amazing. I am totally addicted to anything peanut butter so you are lucky I don’t live near you or they would be GONE! :) Beautiful pics, Niki!

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  • Nicole @ Treasure Tromp

    oh my goodness. Why do you continue to tease me, Niki?!

  • Stephanie

    Niki, these look delicious! I kind of like the idea of making birthday cookies as opposed to the usual cake/cupcakes. Gorgeous photos!

  • Megan Andrews

    Oh Niki, consider yourself pinned!

  • meghan silva

    I am totally going to try making these , perhaps even today haha.

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  • A Sweet Simple Southern Life

    Yum, these look great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Janine Huldie

    Oh I love both peanut butter and jelly and so do my girls. I so pinned these to try and make for them soon. Thanks Niki!! :)

  • Alyssa

    Oh my goodness these look SO good! Pinning immediately! :)

  • Sharon S

    YUM! These look delicious! Who doesn’t love PB&J?

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  • Always Maylee

    Omg, what!? These look amazing. I must make these and eat them all!

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  • Ginny Mossman

    Yum, Niki! These look delicious!

  • Amy Bishop

    These look delicious! I’m a sucker for anything that has peanut butter:)

  • Michael

    Oh wow these look delicious! My mom and I always make thumbprints for christmas.

  • amylshaughnessy

    Oh man these look sooooo good. We can’t keep peanut butter in the house because my son is allergic. Definitely missing out on some good PB recipes lately.


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  • Stephanie Samuel

    Soooo good!!! Need my address?!

  • Lacey Garcia

    Peanut butter and jelly cookies? How interesting! I’ve never thought to put both ingredients into a cookie. They look delicious.

  • Lanaya @ Raising Reagan

    These look re-donk-ulous — and I want! I would blow my entire calorie session for the day on these bad boys.

    Mail order right??

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  • Kristin

    Yum, yum, yum! AND bourbon vanilla?! Heaven…

  • Jade Martinez

    These look amazing!! I’ll have to make them ASAP! :) Thanks for sharing.

  • Angela Keeley-White

    oh my gosh, these look amazing!!! definitely making these!


  • Amber

    OMG. This will be made asap. thanks for the recipe, girl!

  • Niki Caron

    You’re welcome!

  • Niki Caron

    Yay! They’re so good!

  • Niki Caron

    No problemo! :)

  • Niki Caron

    I loveee the bourbon vanilla!

  • Niki Caron

    Haha I already did :)

  • Niki Caron

    They are great! And not too sweet (but sweet enoigh)!

  • Niki Caron

    Haha I think I’m going to have to start getting a few FedEx packages ready!

  • Niki Caron

    Awww that’s too bad! I bet almond butter would be awesome too! Unless he’s allergic to nuts in general…

  • Niki Caron

    I love these kinds of cookies! That’s so fun!

  • Niki Caron

    Thanks Ginny!

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  • Niki Caron

    They’re sooo good!

  • Niki Caron

    Haha right?! They’re so easy!

  • Niki Caron

    I do too now! We already ate them all.

  • Niki Caron

    Yay! I hope you like them!

  • Niki Caron

    Thanks girl!

  • Niki Caron

    Yay thank you!!!

  • Niki Caron

    Haha he would love these!!

  • Niki Caron

    Thanks Janine!!!

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  • Niki Caron

    Haha I hope they turn (turned?) out well!

  • Niki Caron

    Aw thank you!

  • Niki Caron

    Thanks Stephanie!

  • Niki Caron

    Aww! Mail order? ;)

  • Niki Caron

    Haha I love peanut butter! Thanks Jill!

  • Danavee Kimmons Long

    I spy a Kitchenaide! These sounds great! And your photos are downright perfect!

  • still being [Molly]

    ahhhhh niki these look delicious!!!

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  • Niki Caron

    Thank you!!!

  • Niki Caron

    Yes you do! Thanks so much Danavee!

  • Niki Caron

    :) They were really good!

  • Robin Wilson

    some of the best food pics I have seen! great recipe that I will most def be trying!

  • Niki Caron

    Thank you so much!