Peanut Butter Cookies 3 Ways

I wanted to make an easy treat for my husband today, so I thought about what I haven't made yet and what ingredients on hand.  With a little searching I decided on Peanut Butter cookies, which surprisingly, I can't ever recall making....ever!  This recipe was so easy, the dough really came together beautifully and turned out amazing.

I began with this recipe below and then added 2 other types of ingredient toppings to make 2 other varieties of dynamite cookies!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
Recipe courtesy of All Recipes

1 c. smooth peanut butter
1 c. white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Jam/preserves of your choice (I used raspberry preserves)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a medium bowl, mix together peanut butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until well blended. 
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets, I used a small cookie scoop.
  • Use a fork to make a criss-cross pattern on the top. 
  • Make a small hole in the top of each cookie using the back of an 1/8th tsp. measuring spoon.
  • Fill the holes with preserves.
  • Bake for 8 to 11 minutes in preheated oven. 
  • Allow to cool for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. 
In some of the cookies, I substituted the jelly with nutella:

And in some other of the cookies, I substituted the jelly with chopped Heath candy bar:


Maria said...

They all look good!

Debbie said...

These look good. I love regular jelly cookies and also peanut butter cookies....what a great pairing.

ChefWife said...

I had no idea peanut butter cookies were so easy to make! Even I can handle these!!


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