"These are just like the shortbread and jam cookies you know, but with the taste of peanut butter and grape jelly." — Christine
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creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons
Loved these. Not only are they quick and easy, but they are not overly sweet. My daughter was excited to help with these, especially since she loves PB&J. We used strawberry rhubarb preserves, and did not add the vegetable oil to the peanut butter. If it's heated, it becomes easy enough to drizzle without the oil. Thanks for a fun, great recipe! *Here's a tip to get them to look like my photo--Instead of using my thumb to make the indentation, I use a 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon. Press it in the center, and you'll get a perfect spot to place your jam or jelly.
I don't know if it was me or the recipe, but these cookies spread horribly, to the point that they were inedible discs with a sticky coating of melted jam covering them. Maybe I just did something wrong, but I definitely won't be making these again.
I have been a faithful visitor to this site for years, I love this resource. But I confess that it wasnt until tonight, after making this recipe that I was motivated to join. I HAD to write a review. These are simply the BEST cookies I ever had!!! And btw, my 5 children all agree, now THAT is an event!
My head reviewer (husband) calls them "thick" and required milk to wash down the cookies--which he says is a good thing. He tried the shortbread with grape jelly and a dollop of peanut butter. The cook (me) reports they are very easy to make, didn't stick to the silpat, and held their shape well. All around winner!
Very good!! I used a raspberry jam instead of the grape jelly. My husband could not stop eating them!! Will definitely be making these again!
I used strawberry preserves instead of the grape jelly. They were a huge hit and I had none left over.
In response to how to get the holes even - this is what I do. I make almond flavored shortbread thumbprints with homemade cherry jam. Once I have the dough rolled into balls, I use the cap to my almond extract, dip it in flour, then press evenly into the dough ball. It doesn't stick and it provides the perfect size for the jam. They spread out nicely in the oven.
Family Hit!!! The kids did most of the work and this was super simple... The only thing I changed was the peanut butter topping. Making more tomorrow :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 65
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