Friday, October 2, 2009

~peanut butter & jelly thumbprints~

I am one of those moms who likes to have a fresh
and warm snack prepared for the kids when
they get home from school.
My kids made raspberry freezer jam this summer
from berries they picked,
so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use it!
Today's snack:
Peanut butter and jelly thumbprints,
recipe below

The favorite sandwich flavor combination comes together in these adorable preserves-filled cookies. Use any type of jam or preserves.

3 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)
2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray
7 tablespoons seedless raspberry preserves
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and salt, stirring well with a whisk; set aside.
Place sugars, peanut butter, and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating on low speed just until combined.
Lightly coat hands with cooking spray. Shape dough into 36 balls (about 2 1/2 teaspoons each). Place balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Press thumb into center of each dough ball, leaving an indentation. Cover and chill 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Uncover dough. Bake at 350° for 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies from pans, and cool on a wire rack.
Place preserves in a small microwave-safe bowl, and microwave at HIGH 20 seconds, stirring once. Add juice, stirring until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon preserves mixture into the center of each cookie.

p.s. check back tomorrow for a fabulous giveaway!!!


Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Love, love, love them! Ohyeah, so do the kids! I have a cake in the oven and making lazagna because college boy is coming home for the weekend! Have a nice one!

Sheila said...

Whatever Martha! I feel pretty good when I open the Pepper Ridge Farm cookies and place them on a pretty platter :) Have a great weekend... you're a doll.


A New England Girl said...

This recipe is featured in this months Martha Stewart Living... although with some slight variations... I am making them this weekend and I am so excited to try them! They look delicious! :) said...

yum. yum!

ChristanP said...

oh i am SO going to make these as soon as I get home this weekend :)

Angie said...

Sounds delish! Can't wait for the give away!!!

Katie said...

A giveaway?! How exciting! I just had one on my blog~it was so fun! :)

Rachel said...

My mom use to make these when I was little. She called them grandma's thumbprint cookies.
I just love your blog. You have such fabulous ideas. Maybe you can check out my blog sometime. I redid it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Julie Harward said...

We share that same ideal..nothing like the boys coming home, cold and hungry and eating a whole loaf of homemade bread..before dinner! Your cookies look so delish..going to make them! Come say hi :D

Aura said...

Yum those look so good! I am a huge cook but I'm no good at baking. Maybe I can talk the husband into making these for me ;) Have a great weekend!

Sheri Howard said...

I love those Thumprint cookies! Thanks for reminding me to make them, they will be so wonderful with peach jam!

Philigry said...

those are so yummy! Have you ever tried barefoot contessa's peanut butter and jelly bars? they are so good!

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