Jif® Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Jif® Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

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"Peanut butter and jelly thumbprint cookies will be a favorite treat for after school or with an afternoon cup of tea."

Ingredients 1 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 241 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 241 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.8g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Beat together sugar, brown sugar, shortening and peanut butter. until blended. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to peanut butter mixture. Beat well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool 2 minutes. Make a depression in the center of each warm cookie with your finger or the back of a teaspoon. Fill each depression with about 1/2 teaspoon jelly. Cool completely.
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LOVED 'EM!! I was looking for a different way to make peanut butter cookies and found this recipe. They are great! The dough is very fluffy and light. I took them to work for a pot luck and they were a big hit! The only thing I did different was to cook the cookies with the jelly in them. You have to make the impressions pretty deep to do this - but it taste better in my opinion..


If ever there was a cookie that turns out EXACTLY as it's supposed to, this is it. I used a 1 T. cookie scoop to measure out the dough, so each was the perfect and perfectly-matched size. The rounded 1/2 tsp. measuring spoon I used to fill the indentations with is the same spoon I used to make the indentations and that worked perfectly, just as the recipe instructed, two minutes out of the oven. I made these using my favorite (Skippy...) peanut butter and, for contrast, used both blackberry and peach preserves. For Peanut Blossom lovers, for classic peanut butter cookie lovers, or for peanut butter and jelly sandwich lovers, this cookie will suit all of you. Delicious and very, very cute.


These just maybe my favorite cookies! My only recommendation: use preserves and add to the cookies before you bake them. They turned out sooo good I will definitely be making them again for the holidays and parties.