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3 peanut butter jelly thumbprint cookies on a plate with a small glass of milk.

Peanut Butter Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Peanut Butter Jelly Thumbprint Cookies turn the classic sandwich into a tasty cookie treat that makes a perfect sweet snack any time of day!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Chill Time (OPTIONAL) 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 28 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies


  • 3/4 cup Butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup Peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 3/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking soda
  • 1/4 tablespoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1/2 cup Jelly or jam of your choice


  • Cream together the butter or margarine, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg, vanilla and milk.
  • Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt and oats just until combined.
  • Refrigerate dough for an hour to make handling easier, if you have the time. (This is optional.)
  • Roll about a tablespoon of dough into ball and place on a cookie sheet. When the cookie sheets are full, make an indentation with your thumb in each ball and fill with jam.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!


  • I recommend using jam instead of jelly since it is thicker and will not spread as much when baked.
  • Increase the amount of flour by 1/4 cup if you want thicker cookies that do not spread as much.
Keyword Peanut Butter Jelly Thumbprint Cookies