Mr. Food: Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

July 10, 2011 7:16:44 AM PDT
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a staple for many children's lunches. Mr. Food has a delicious twist on the popular sandwich.

Baking time: 12 minutes

Makes: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts (optional)

    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, cream sugar, butter, and peanut butter with an electric mixer on low speed. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix well..
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Press thumb into center of each cookie to make an indentation. Fill each indentation with a teaspoon of strawberry preserves. Sprinkle with peanuts, if desired.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until light golden. Cool 10 minutes then remove to cooling rack to cool completely.


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