Saturday, December 8, 2012

PB & J Cookies / Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies | Cookie Recipes

I had planned to bake some cookies for one of DH's friends. I promised him to make something nice when he left for work in the morning. I hadn't really thought about what I was gonna make until even after I took the eggs and butter out to come to room temperature. I was just browsing over my bookmarks and found these beautiful Peanut Butter Thumbprint cookies which Denny had made a couple months ago. Her pictures were the most important reason which made me try these beauties. It is a very simple process which is not in par with the appreciations I got after the taste test.
Yields - 2 dozen cookies
All purpose flour/Maida - 1-3/4 cups
Salt - 1/4 
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Butter - 1/2 cup (unsalted, room temperature)
Light Brown Sugar - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup + more for coating
Egg - 1 (room temperature)
Creamy Peanut Butter - 1/2 cup
Pure Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Jam (Your desired flavor) - for filling
Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Whisk the flour, salt and baking soda together with a whisk. In another bowl cream the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and sugar with a electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix again. Add the flour mixture in 4 batches and slowly incorporate into the wet mixture. The whole mixture will come together as a dough. Make lime sized balls out of the dough and roll in the granulated sugar and arrange in the cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Basically 1 dozen cookies in a medium tray. Use 1/2 tsp measure (rounded) or your thumb to make an indentation in the top of the cookie and press down slowly. Fill with jam (well to your heart's content). Bake for 9-12 mins until it is done. The cookies will still be soft when warm and hardens as it cools. Enjoy!
Now sending this yummy goodness to a long list of events.
Know your Sweetness - Brown Sugar;
Merry Christmas Celebrations;
Bake Fest #14;
Favorite Recipes - Christmas recipes;
Let's Cook - Edible Gifts;
Bon Vivant #10 - Festive Feasts;
Cookies and Cakes for X-mas;


  1. Scrumptious and extremely addictive cookies,cute.

  2. wow!! superbly done!! yummmm..

  3. yummy cookie.. So addictive cookies

  4. wow wow wowo!!! that is so delicious and so yummy!!!! so perfectly done!!!
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    Ongoing Event - Eggless Bakes and Treats
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  5. Cookies look so delicious and they are so perfectly done.

  6. Such cute looking cookies

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  7. really yummy.. Will surely try these out.. Thanks for linking..

  8. all time fav..yummy.
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  9. Delicious thumb print cookies. Happy new year to you and family. Thanks for linking Favorite recipes: Christmas recipes.


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