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Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Makes: About 3-1/2 dozen cookies.
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat shortening, peanut butter and sugars with electric mixer until well blended. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture; blend well. Shape cookie dough into 1-in. balls. Place on cookie sheets 1-1/2 inches apart. Using thumb, make a small depression in center of each ball.

Step 3

Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. In a small bowl, microwave jam for 20-30 seconds. Stir until jam is smooth. Spoon 1 teaspoon jam on each cookie.

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all-purpose flour

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking soda


1/4 teaspoon salt

solid vegetable shortening

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening

creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

granulated sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar


1 egg

seedless raspberry jam

1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam




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Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have made these cookies for years. They are always a hit around here. Especially at Christmas time. We also love them with Hershey's kisses added to them.
Date published: 2012-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this recipe is time consuming but my daughter had fun making it. it tasted great!
Date published: 2010-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are very easy to make and tasty too. They have become a family favorite and are often made during the holidays when we make treat gifts for family and friends.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These yummy cookes are a delight for the holidays. With raspberry filling or most any filling of your choice, you can create the perfect cookies for your guests. I have also topped these peanut butter cookies with chocolate and Butterscotch kisses. A wonderful flavor for all to enjoy. Be sure to use Wilton's cake release on your cookie sheets. It truly works to avoid sticking. Have fun baking this treat during the holidays by experimenting with different toppers to please every guest. Happy Baking!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son absolutely loves these cookies! Why? Because peanut butter is the main ingredient. He likes chocolate kisses in the middle, but his second favorite is black raspberry jelly. I f you want a little bit more of a peanut butter flavor, then use crunchy peanut butter. I always line my cookie sheet with parchment paper. It keeps the cookies from sticking to the sheet in case you forget to set the timer and it makes clean up so much easier. I use a scoop to put my dough on the cookie sheet. It results in more uniformly shaped cookies and it certainly speeds up cooking making. If you find the dough sticks to your scoop, spray it with a small amount of spray on oil or brush with Wilton's Cake Release.
Date published: 2010-12-05
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