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PB and Jelly Cookies

These were fun to make this afternoon. A small batch of cookies, just enough to cure the sweet tooth!

You can use whatever flavor of jam or preserves you have on hand. I used peach preserves as it sounded good, though I am sure strawberry, raspberry or cherry would have been fabulous.

PB and Jelly Cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp kosher salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup natural chunky peanut butter

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 large egg, room temperature

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup peach preserves (see notes above)

1/4 cup white sugar (for rolling)

Directions:

Heat your oven to 375° and line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Add the butter, peanut butter, 3/4 cup white sugar and brown sugar to your stand mixer. Beat till well combined. Add the egg and vanilla, beating till mixed in.

Using a sifter or sieve, sift the flour, cocoa powder, soda and salt together. Take the mixer to low and slowly add in the dry ingredients, till well blended.

Using a 2 Tablespoon sized disher, divide the dough into balls. Roll in your hands quickly to smooth. You should get 18 to 19. Roll the balls in the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and place on the 3 baking sheets. Using your clean pinkie finger poke a hole in the top to your first knuckle. Add about 1/2 tsp of the preserves to the hole.

Bake for 14 minutes or the cookies have spread and the top is crackled. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Makes 18-19 cookies.

~Sarah

~Sarah

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