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Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Cookies

Here is a really easy peanut butter and grape jelly cookies recipe. Easy thumbprint cookie recipe with only 5 ingredients. Fun for kids to make. Peanut butter and jelly crossed a cookie and will be your child’s new favorite dessert for sure.


My girls and I love to bake….especially during the holidays! I remembered making a thumbprint peanut butter and jelly cookie recipe with my Grandma and love to incorporate ones with memories when I am baking with my own kids. So here it is! Special thanks goes out to J.M. Smuckers for sponsoring this post (affiliate links present)

We have our favorite recipes that we make each year, but like to incorporate a new one each year. This thumbprint recipe is super simple and only requires a few ingredients.

Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Cookies

Next to my love of baking, involving my girls in the process and eating yummy desserts is fun. This is a must when making Christmas cookies in Dec. I am always looking for new desserts that are EASY to make.

thumbprint cookies

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

These are the ingredients you’re going to want to take out whether you fill with this duo or make lemon curd thumbprint cookies. Allow the butter to sit out and get soft but not melted for the right consistency.

  • Flour
  • Almond extract
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Butter
  • Smuckers Fruit & Honey spread is what we used
  • Creamy peanut butter

First you will want to blend the softened butter and sugar together until smooth and add the almond and vanilla extract.

What can I make with a jar of Smuckers Goober?

These!! If you buy that jar it is even easier because the two fillings are already mixed together. We bought this throughout my childhood and it was so fun. You can still find it with grape or strawberry jam and pb together you just scoop out and fill each one.

How do you make bagged peanut butter cookies better?

Use this idea!! You can make the dough as directed and form into balls. Set on the pan and use your thumb or the back of a spoon to press a divot into the center. Then you would just need jam of your choice to fill because the other flavor would be in the cookie itself. Do the same idea with our homemade best ever peanut butter cookies.

Easy thumbprint cookies.

Then add your flour and fold that in until it looks similar to this. You will want to refrigerate the dough covered in the fridge for half an hour at this time. Take a heaping tsp. full of dough, roll it in a ball and place on your un-greased cookie sheet. Go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 degrees now.

  • Here is where you can get your kids involved.
  • Of course they can roll the balls of dough, but the fun part is sticking their thumb in the middle to make room for the goodness.
  • Mine love these as well as our cookies made with cake mix.

When making your thumbprint cookie recipe you’ll want to bake them at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes. You want them to be barely brown on the outer edges. Then take out to cool.

How to prevent thumbprint cookies from spreading?

Start with chilled cookie dough. Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes before shaping and baking the cookies. Chilled dough spreads less in the oven.

Do you fill thumbprint cookies before or after baking?

Once the thumbprints are made, the cookies are filled with jam, chocolate ganache, caramel, or any other desired filling. This step is done after baking to prevent the filling from melting or burning during the baking process.

Easy thumbprint cookie recipe.

How to Make Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

They will harden more when they are taken out and are best a bit underdone so they stay moist and flaky. Once you have the dough set just scoop about 1/3 tsp. of peanut butter in the thumbprint hole. Then add about 1/2 tsp of Smuckers spread.

  • We did half and half. Some had peanut butter and some just had our Triple Berry fruit spread. Both were good and such an easy thumbprint recipe.

Love this and want more? Try our peanut butter and jelly bars next!!

Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Cookies

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Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Cookies

Easy peanut butter and grape jelly thumbprint cookie recipe. Only 5 ingredients makes these easy cookies that are fun for kids to make. Peanut butter and jelly crossed a cookie and will be your child's new favorite dessert for sure.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter and jelly, thumbprint cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 297kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Mix together all of your ingredients except for your pb&j. You will want to refrigerate the dough covered in the fridge for half an hour at this time so they don't spread while baking.
  • Set your oven for 350 degrees
  • Roll cookie dough into small balls and put on cookie sheet
  • Use thumb to press down and make an indentation in each one
  • Bake for about 12 minutes or until very light brown. Remove pan and set on a cooling rack.
  • Spoon a bit of peanut butter inside each one followed by your jam, cool and eat
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly Cookies
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 73mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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