Easy Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

When it comes to easy, simple and delicious these Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies couldn’t be any easier.

Cookies are one of my favorite things to make and these ginger molasses cookies or snickers peanut butter cookies are some family favorites that are simple and delicious.

Peanut butter thumbprint cookies layered on a silver cookie sheet with parchment paper topped with raspberry jam, by The Food Cafe

Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies | The Food Cafe

Peanut butter & jelly thumbprint cookies are going to become a new household favorite.  If your kids love peanut butter, they will love sinking their teeth into these soft and chewy cookies that make a Pb&J sandwich a thing of the past, and you will love how easy they are to make with just 5 basic ingredients.  Make them with raspberry jelly, grape jelly, strawberry, or a combination of what your family loves.  These peanut butter thumbprint cookies will become a cookie staple after you make them once. 

Raspberry thumbprint cookies are such a fun and easy cookie to make and only needing 5 ingredients makes cookie making even easier.  The fun begins with all the different variety of jellies you can use and mix and match.  I love raspberry for its sweet, yet bitter taste, but how amazing would grape jelly be too?

What are thumbprint cookies?

They originated in Sweden and are called Hallongratta, which is a Swedish pastry meaning raspberry cave.  In the United States we call them thumbprint cookies which can be easily made and flavored with vanilla and raspberry jam.

How to make raspberry thumbprint cookies?

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together; peanut butter, sugar, an egg, and vanilla.  Mix until combined. Two images of peanut butter thumbprint cookies being made. Image on the left shows all the ingredients in a glass bowl, image on the right shows all the ingredients mixed together in a glass bowl, by The Food Cafe.
  2. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon roll dough into balls and place about  1-1/2 inches apart on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Peanut butter thumbprint cookies rolled into balls and placed evenly on a silver rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper, by the Food Cafe
  3. Using the back of a spoon, a tablespoon, or your thumb, make an indention in the peanut butter cookie creating a well.  Fill the well with your favorite jelly and bake for 12 minutes.  Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Third step of peanut butter thumbprint cookies. Image on the left shows how to make small wells in peanut butter cookie, image on the right shows placing raspberry jelly into the wells of the thumbprint cookies, by The Food Cafe

Can I freeze jam thumbprint cookies?

Yes.  You can freeze the cooked cookies with or without the jam in them.  Place them in an airtight container layered with parchment paper to keep cookies separated.  If you freeze without the jam, once you are ready to serve the cookies you can add it in.

How long do thumbprint cookies keep?

Store your thumbprint cookies in an airtight container and place a layer of parchment paper between each layer of cookies in the container.  If stored properly they will last up to 2 weeks at room temperature.

Raspberry thumbprint cookies are such an easy cookie to make and will be enjoyed by all those peanut butter and jelly lovers.  They are soft and succulent on the inside and have just the right amount of texture and crispness on the outside.

raspberry thumbprint cookies on a cooling rack lined with parchment paper, with a little girl taking a piece of the cookie from the cooling rack, by The Food Cafe.

These jam thumbprint cookies made with peanut butter will be rich and delicious and make a great cookie for a Holiday cookie exchange or fun little snack for your kiddos after school.  Easy to make and fun to eat, you can’t go wrong.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

When it comes to easy, simple and delicious these Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies couldn't be any easier. Made with 5 simple ingredients including creamy peanut butter and raspberry jam, it's the all American sandwich turned into a bite sized dessert your kids will love.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Peanut butter thumbprint cookies, Raspberry thumbprint cookies, Thumbprint cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 25 cookies
Calories 95 kcal
Author Shannon

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter creamy or crunch
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 jar of raspberry jam or favorite flavor

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together; peanut butter, sugar, an egg, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  2. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon roll dough into balls and place about 1-1/2 inches apart on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Using the back of a spoon, a tablespoon, or your thumb, make an indention in the peanut butter cookie creating a well. Fill the well with your favorite jelly and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 1.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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