Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
By Deen Brothers
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 12 minutes
- Servings: 15 cookies
- 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
- ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- strawberry jam
Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a sheet tray with parchment.
Beat together the peanut butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla in a large bowl until fluffy. Spoon heaping tablespoons of batter onto the prepared sheet tray about 1 ½ inches apart. Flatten with a fork. Use your thumb to make a ¾ inch indent in the center of each cookie (being sure not to break through to the other side). Spoon ½ teaspoon of jam into each “thumbprint.” Bake for 12 minutes, until golden. Let the cookies cool on a wire rack completely before serving.
You definitely need a grown up to help you with the PB & J cookies because you need to use a mixer and a hot oven.