July 10, 2011 --
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
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)
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.