PB and J Thumbprint Cookies
Recipe Type: Baking, Cookie
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Serves: 25 cookies
If you love the iconic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, then you will love these peanut butter thumbprint cookies filled with your favorite flavor of jam.
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 1 + ¼ cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tsp. vanilla bean paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup strawberry jelly
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add in the butter, shortening and peanut butter. Mix on medium until combined.
  3. Add in the 1 cup of granulated sugar and vanilla bean paste. Mix until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in the eggs one at a time until incorporated.
  5. Add in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix until a dough ball forms.
  6. Scoop the cookies out using a cookie scoop. Roll the dough ball between your two palms.
  7. Place the remaining ¼ cup of granulated sugar in a shallow little bowl.
  8. Roll the dough balls into the sugar.
  9. Press down the center of the dough to form the thumbprint.
  10. Place a teaspoon (or more depending on how big of a thumbprint you made) of jelly into the hole.
  11. Place into the oven and bake for 12 - 14 or until done. Place on a cooling rack to cool. If you need the jelly spread out more, gently spread out with a toothpick.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/pb-j-thumbprint-cookies/