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Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

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Quick and easy peanut butter and jelly cookies recipe is filled with strawberry jam. Sweet and salty, crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pb & j cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 36 Cookies
Calories 114
Author CakeWhiz


  • 3/4 cup Peanut butter Creamy
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 2 cup Mixed nuts Roughly chopped, For rolling cookie dough balls
  • 1 cup Strawberry jam Or your favorite jelly


  • In a mixing bowl, cream together peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until batter is smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Dump dry mixture into wet mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Chill dough for 30 minutes.
  • Scoop out small portions of the dough and make little balls. Roll them in a bowl of chopped nuts. Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper. Make an indentation on each cookie with your thumb or the back of round measuring spoon.
  • Bake at 350 degrees foR 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown along the edges.
  • Re-make the indentations in the center of each cookies with the back of a round measuring spoon before the cookies have a chance to fully cool down.
  • When the cookies cool down completely, heat jam in a saucepan and spoon it into each cookie. Enjoy!


- You can use homemade jam or store-bought jam to fill these cookies.
- You can also use this recipe to make simple peanut butter cookies. Just omit the nuts and jam and don't make any indentations.
- Store leftovers in a cookie jar or plastic container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 58mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg