I am kicking off National Cookie Week with Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies, which sure were fun to make and turned out fabulously! I think the best part about this cookie is that you can choose which flavor of Jelly you want to use, even though the recipe suggests Grape Jelly. I chose Grape Just Fruit, which has a thicker consistency than jelly.
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons grape jelly
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl whisk together peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar until smooth and whisk in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture, stirring until blended.
Roll pieces of dough into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. On a large baking sheet arrange balls 2 inches apart and bake in middle of oven 10 minutes. Working quickly, with the back of a 1/4-teaspoon measuring spoon make an indentation about 1/2 inch in diameter in center of each cookie. Fill each indentation with slightly heaping 1/4 teaspoon jelly and bake cookies 10 minutes more, or until golden. Transfer cookies to racks to cool.