Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies

Christine Thomas Boss

"These are just like the shortbread and jam cookies you know, but with the taste of peanut butter and grape jelly."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 120 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 53 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C); line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth; add the vanilla and continue to beat. Mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and arrange on prepared baking sheets. Make a small hole in the center of each ball, using your thumb and finger; fill the holes with grape jam.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 14 minutes; allow to cool on baking sheet for 1 minute.
  4. Put the peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl, and cook in a microwave oven until soft for 10 - 30 seconds, checking every 10 seconds. Be careful not to overheat the peanut butter; do not let it bubble. Stir the vegetable oil through the heated peanut butter; drizzle over the warm cookies.

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Most helpful positive review

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...

Most helpful critical review

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 someth...

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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...

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 re...

I saw these through my fb wall and made them right away, i used saltless butter, mistake... always use butter with salt because it balances out all the flavors, i used a 1/4 teaspoon to make the...

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 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. T...

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 someth...

YUM. I filled with strawberry and grape jam, alternately. Also, I filled a ziploc bag with the peanut butter [no oil] after reading the others reviews, zapped it in the microwave for 30 seconds,...

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.

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