These cookies got me thinking about all the different ways that I enjoy peanut butter and jelly. You know I love a list… so here goes.
I love peanut butter and jelly:
on white bread with the crust cut off.
rolled up in a warm flour tortilla.
on a toasted bagel, excluding the dreaded onion bagel.
on a spoon.
at lunch from a plastic bag.
with a Capri Sun.
after a date.
after a breakup.
with a banana.
without a stinkin’ banana.
I could go on. and on and. on. Really… let’s cut to the cookie.
These flourless peanut butter cookies are my go-to cookie recipe. There are only four ingredients. This recipe is heroic. They’re super simple, crisp little cookies. Make a little indentation in the center of these cookies, add your favorite jam, bake em up… you’ve got peanut butter and jelly cookies.
It’s not rocket science. It is super yumtown.
Flourless Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
adapted from The Gourmet Cookbook
makes about 32 small cookies
1 cup all-natural chunky or smooth peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
about 1/4 cup any fruit preserves you fancy
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet with butter and set aside. In a mixer combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and baking soda and mix for another 2 minutes. The dough will be crumbly. Roll into teaspoon sized balls and make a small indentation in the center of the dough ball with your pointer finger. Fill the depression with fruit preserves. Bake for 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for two minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
This recipe does not work AT ALL. the cookies spread out like crazy and do not hold their shape. Major fail. Still super tasty but very misleading recipe. Followed recipe exactly too — didn’t change a thing. Oh well.
gonna try it with a glob of nutella or a choc kiss
I stick the flourless PB cookies in the freezer. They are still delish right out of the freezer and they hold together much better.
Can you use all natural peanut butter from Whole Foods or does recipe work best with a processed brand?
Not sure what I did wrong…mine came out completely flat and didn’t stay together. Yummy but not presentable.
Love these cookies! I made mine a little larger so they needed an extra 5 minutes to cook in order to set up properly. Amazing flavor, so simple and now my belly is happy:) Thanks for the recipe, Joy.