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Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

A favorite flavor combination, this cookie combines rich peanut butter and fruity preserves.
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:14 mins
Total Time:29 mins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 sticks butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small jar favorite preserves/jam


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt). Set aside.
  • With a mixer, cream together butter and sugars until well-blended. Mix in peanut butter, vanilla extract, and eggs just until blended.
  • Slowly (about 1/2 cup at a time), mix in dry ingredients. Once blended, use your hands to roll dough in to 1" balls. Place 2" apart on a greased cookie sheet and use your thumb to make an indention in each cookie. Spoon your favorite preserves into each indention just until full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes, just until sides of cookie start to brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes, allowing tops to set.
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Leslie @ Lamberts Lately