Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

From Chef Michael Smith, an advocate for simple, sustainable, home cooking


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • White sugar for rolling
  • 1 jar of your favourite jam, jelly, or marmalade


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Whisk flour, salt, and baking soda together.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir together until smooth.
  5. Using a spoon, for 1-inch. Roll each in granulated white sugar then place on baking tray. Bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Gently push each cookie down with the back of a small spoon, flattening it and forming a small depression in the center. Fill the center with a small spoonful of your favourite jelly.
  7. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes or so.
Posted on May 25, 2015 and filed under cookies & bars.