Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

  • Author: Tastes Lovely
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 40 cookies 1x


  • 11/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter*
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup jam


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, beat the peanut butter and butter at medium speed until smooth. Add sugars, and beat until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low, then add dry ingredients, and mix until just combined.
  3. Scoop level tablespoons of dough, roll into balls, then roll each ball in granulated sugar. Arrange the cookies 2 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove the under baked cookies from oven to make an indentation in centers by pressing with the handle end of a wooden spoon. Return to oven, and bake until edges are golden, 6 to 7 minutes more. Transfer sheets to wire racks, and let cool completely.
  5. In a small microwave safe bowl, microwave the jam on high for 45 seconds, or until loosened and easy to spoon. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of jam into each cookie indentation.
  6. Will keep in an airtight container for 1 week.


*I prefer baking with Skippy peanut butter, rather than natural style peanut butters where the oil separates.

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart