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Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies are a soft & chewy peanut butter cookie recipe topped with a dollop of blackberry preserves. Even better when you make your own jam to add on top. Easy dessert & a PB&J lovers dream! Don't miss my favorite jam recipes I share at the end too. So good!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • 1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter I used natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup preserves


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In mixer - combine peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar, milk & vanilla. Beat well.
  • Add eggs - beating until just combined
  • Add flour, baking soda & salt - beat on low to combine & then beat well for approx 1 minute to bring to a fluffier consistency
  • Take tablespoon size portion & roll between hands to form a ball on ungreased cookie sheet
  • Bake 8-9 minutes or until edges are beginning to brown
  • Remove & cool on tray approx 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cool - add dollop of jam on cookie