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Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup grape jelly


  • In the bowl of your stand mixer; cream together brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, vegetable oil and peanut butter over medium speed until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  • Add flour, salt, and baking soda and mix over medium speed until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Wrap your dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30-45 minutes to chill.
  • While your dough is chilling, place grape jelly on the counter to get to room temperature and whisk to loosen up.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll about 1.5 tbsps of dough into a ball and place on the sheet.
  • Using your thumb or index finger, gently press the center of each cookie dough ball. Be sure NOT to press all the way through to the bottom of the cookie.
  • Fill each thumbprint with about a 1/2 tsp of jelly.
  • Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes until lightly golden on bottom and toothpick runs through the cookie clean.
  • Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
Keyword peanut butter and jelly thumbprint cookies