Peanut Butter Cookies Made 3 Ways

Peanut Butter Cookies Made 3 Ways: Take a classic peanut butter cookie and make Jam Thumbprints, Nutella Thumbprints or Classic PB Cookies!


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugars.
  3. Add the eggs, beating them in one at a time.
  4. Add peanut butter. Mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
  6. Then add the flour mix to the peanut butter mix. Combine.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies:

  1. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls, then place them on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  2. Using a fork, gently flatten down the balls of dough. I like to criss cross my pattern. It looks pretty!
  3. Bake the cookies for 9-12 minutes. I bake mine for 9 minutes at the most because we like soft chewy cookies. If you want to bake them longer, watch them closely after about 9 minutes, because they go from perfect to burnt really fast!

Peanut Butter and Jam Thumbprint Cookies

  1. Once you have made your cookie batter, shape your dough into 1 inch balls, and place them on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  2. Use your thumb, and make an indent in the centre of the cookies.
  3. Bake for about 9-12 minutes.
  4. As soon as they are out of the oven, using your thumb, indent them again.
  5. Fill the indent with jam, while the cookies are still warm!
  6. You can use any kind of jam you like!

Peanut Butter and Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

  1. Follow the same steps as the PB&J Thumbprint Cookies, except fill the indent with Nutella.
  2. NOTE: fill the indent with Nutella once the cookie has cooled.

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