Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Ahhh..the classic combination that adults and kids of all ages enjoy, Peanut Butter and Jelly! These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies with a jam and peanut butter filled center are a sure to please all of those PB&J lovers in your family.

The past few days I have had cravings for anything and everything peanut butter. Trying to satisfy that craving, I whipped up a batch of these cookies. I have been waiting for an excuse to make them ever since I bookmarked the recipe back in February when I saw them on Pip and Ebby. You can use your favorite jelly, jam, or preserves for the filling (I used my favorite raspberry jam). Just to give you a warning, these cookies are addicting! Especially paired with a big, cold glass of milk. 😀

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup jelly
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter


Adjust the oven racks to the upper- and lower-middle positions and heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the flat beater attached, cream the shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the milk, vanilla and egg; beat at medium speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl as needed.
Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a 1½-inch ball. Place on prepared baking sheets spacing about 2 inches apart. Using your thumb, dowel or a melon baller, make an indentation in the center of each cookie. In each divot, place 1⁄2 teaspoon of jelly and 1⁄2 teaspoon of peanut butter.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Source: Pip and Ebby

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17 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies”

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    ChgoJohn — April 10, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    Do you live near a university? If so, you’d make a fortune selling these in front of the dorms, around midnight, on Friday nights. Guaranteed! 😉

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    thekalechronicles — April 10, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    I have never seen peanut butter cookies stuffed with real peanut butter before. Brilliant. John (above) may be right.

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    my recent favorite books — April 10, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    I love peanut butter and jelly! these look fabulous!

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    Karen — April 10, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    What a great idea for a cookie…but I’m sure they are hard to stop eating.

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    sixtypercentbaking — April 10, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    Genius idea!

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    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño — April 10, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Oh wow these look so good! I am definitely getting hungry now. Beautiful job.

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    Bluejellybeans — April 10, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    These are amazing…

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — April 10, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    Do you live near my house? You could make a fortune selling these around 7:30 p.m. What? I’m older than the demographic Chicago John speaks of!

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    Amalia — April 10, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    My favorite combination ever!!! PB&J!!! These look insanely good, I could eat the whole batch I swear! I’ve got to make these, thanks for the wonderful recipe 🙂

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    eliotthecat — April 10, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    I love how these have both the peanut butter and jelly on top!

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    Just A Smidgen — April 10, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    These are just too cute! You never seem to run out of imaginative idea!

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    Chung-Ah (@damn_delicious) — April 10, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    Love the pb&j combo in cookie form!

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    The Food Hunter — April 12, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    What a great idea for a cookie

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    Lyn — April 14, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    What an awesome idea for a cookie 🙂
    Do you think i could use butter in place of the butter shortening? I only ask because i would love to make these today and it is the only ingredient i do not have.
    P.s love your blog, i have made several of your recipes and they have turned out great.

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    kat — April 14, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    this is such a great idea! i have never seen this before! thanks for sharing 🙂

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    zippitydooodah — April 16, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

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    Tasha @thatssoyummy — January 7, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    There’s something about peanut butter and jelly cookies that brings me back to my childhood. These look delicious!

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