Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

♬ “It’s peanut butter jelly time!!! Peanut butter jelly time!!! Peanut butter jelly time!!!
now Where he at? Where he at? Where he at? Where he at?
Now There he go, There he go, There he go, There he go

Peanut butter jelly, Peanut butter jelly, Peanut butter jelly, Peanut butter jelly

Its Peanut butter jelly, Peanut butter jelly, Peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat
Its Peanut butter jelly, Peanut butter jelly, Peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat” ♬

Some of you may recognize the above lyrics from a classic YouTube video of a banana dancing to the song “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” by the Buckwheat Boyz. It was also featured in an episode or two of Family Guy. This is a song that is sung pretty frequently in my house – partly because it’s a fun song to sing, and partly because my family loves peanut butter and jelly.

Since I know my family has a fondness for peanut butter and jelly, and I hadn’t made them any treats with peanut butter and/or jelly in them for awhile, I decided to make them these Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies today.

These cookies are really easy to make, and you can use any flavor jam you like. They taste absolutely delicious alone, or paired with a tall, cold glass of milk.

~Enjoy~




Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup seedless blackberry jam (or any flavor jam you prefer)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter, peanut butter and sugars with an electric mixer until well blended. Add egg and vanilla extract. Gradually stir in flour mixture; blend well.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheets 1 1/2 inches apart. Using thumb, make a small depression in center of each ball.

Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

In a small bowl, microwave jam for 20-30 seconds. Stir until jam is smooth. Place 1 teaspoon of jam in the center of each cookie.

Makes approximately 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

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