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Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

By Deen Brothers


Difficulty: Easy

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.