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A homemade peanut butter and jelly cookie on a white surface.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

A deliciously soft peanut butter cookie with sweet jam in the center makes the perfect satisfying snack!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 132 kcal


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup grape jelly
  • Optional, ½ cup peanut butter, warm to drizzle


  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer cream butters and sugars 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and egg. Beat until just combined.
  • Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop or tablespoon, form 1¼”dough balls. Roll in your hands until smooth.
  • Place on a baking sheet (up to 12 for a full sheet). Using the back of a measuring spoon or your thumb, create a well.
  • Add ¾ teaspoon jelly.
  • Bake 8 minutes at 350
  • Remove from oven.
  • Allow to cool 1 minute before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Warm peanut butter and place in a pastry bag or sealable bag with a small clip on the corner. Drizzle peanut butter back and forth over cookies.


  • As always, don't overbake. The cookies keep cooking on the pan after they're taken out of the oven.
  • Don't overmix the dough. They'll be soft and chewy if you stop mixing right after the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Measure flour using the scoop and level method to get an accurate amount. Too little can make the cookie crispy and too much flour can make it crumbly.


Calories: 132kcal
Keyword peanut butter and jam cookies, peanut butter and jelly cookies
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