Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Hidden beneath the jam is the peanut butter-a great surprise for the kids, and they love it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300°.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugar and butter.
  3. Add vanilla and egg, mixing well.
  4. Stir in flour and salt.
  5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Make indent in cookie with finger.
  7. First put about 1/4 tsp peanut butter in cookie; top peanut butter with about 1/4 tsp strawberry jam, filling indentation.
  8. Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden.
  9. Remove immediately from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack.


Most Helpful

Wonderful, very presentable and very tasty treats, Auntie Sue! I'm getting my Visa for the US tomorrow, but I thought, "Why not let the party begin!" :-)) Right now these cookies are being gobbled down, at a speed that I'd reckon is faster than the speed of light! ;-) I used raspberry jam instead of strawberry jam because I had a whole jar of it on hand and margarine instead of butter. I used 1 cup of melted and not softened margarine. I used store-bought icing sugar to save time instead of powdering white sugar in the mixer/grinder/blender. It saved me time! These cookies took exactly 25 minutes to bake at 150C in my convection oven. {{{{{{{Hugs}}}}} and a big THANK YOU for sharing a very cute looking tasty cookie!

Charishma_Ramchandani September 14, 2003

These are wonderful! Yum Yum! Love the crisp, light, buttery cookie with the twist of PB&J on the standard thumbprint cookie! My kids Loved them and also had fun helping by sticking their finger in the cookies! (wetting you finger helps keep the dough from sticking and I found that a deeper not wider "hole" helps the jelly cover the peanut butter. If the "hole" isn't deep enough the jelly runs out on the cookie and the pan))

princess buttercup December 09, 2002

such a pretty and yummy cookie. I would have preferred a more peanut-buttery taste, but all in all a delightful addition to my Holiday Platter.

Vylette9 December 22, 2007

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