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Peanut Butter and Jelly (PB & J) Cookies Recipe

PB and J Cookies

These Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies are a perfect balance of soft peanut butter cookie, a dab of jam and an amazing but simple peanut butter frosting.


  • 1/2 c. AP flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 c. unsalted butter room temp.
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Strawberry Jam
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. milk


  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, stir together flour and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, blend 3/4 of the peanut butter with the room temperature butter on medium speed. Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat till smooth, approx. 5 minutes. Beat in the egg until incorporated. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, drop the dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Using your thumb, gently dent the center of the cookies. Spoon 1/2 tsp. of the strawberry jelly into each center. Bake until lightly golden, about 12 minutes. Remove to a cookie rack and cool.
  • In a small bowl, beat together the remaining 1/4 cup of peanut butter and the confectioners' sugar. With a fork or whisk, stir mixture while adding the milk, a little at a time, until the frosting reaches a good consistency for piping. Using a resealable bag with a tiny corner cut off, pipe the frosting over the cookies.