peanut butter and jam cookies

Move over plain ol’ peanut butter cookies – there’s a new cookie in town; the peanut butter and jam cookie. It might just be the star of your cookie table! (Also a superb DIY wedding favor – assuming no one on your guest list has a peanut allergy.)

The peanut butter cookie base for these cookies is the same recipe that I used for peanut butter cookies with peanut butter cups recipe.

These cookies are soft and delicious – the jam (I used homemade raspberry jam)  just puts them over the top.

Recipe and Tutorial for Peanut Butter and Jam Cookies


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy peanut butter)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Raspberry or Strawberry Jam (preferably homemade)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.

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Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy.

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Place egg, vanilla and milk in a small bowl and dump into peanut butter mixture.

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Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk.

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Stir in the flour mixture with a wooden spoon.

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cookie recipe

Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased cookie sheet. (If you want a cookie that is not flat, place the balls into an ungreased muffin tin like these peanut butter cookies. Next time, I make these cookies I will be trying this technique.)

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cookie dough

Press thumb into dough ball.

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Bake for 10 minutes in 375 degree oven.

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If you did not put the dough balls in a muffin tin, you will notice that they flatten out quite a bit and that you will have to press your thumb into the cookies once they come out of the oven.

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Fill thumbprints with jam.

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Add to your cookie table or wrap as wedding favors.

peanut butter and jam cookies