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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe #PBJYourWay

Note: I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating in this campaign.

Peanut Butter and Jelly CookiesDid you know that April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly day? Little Man will be super happy, as he asks for a PB&J sandwich every day! In our house we use Welch’s Natural Spreads because the contain no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors or colors, and no preservatives. I like grape, but the rest of the family likes strawberry. I decided to make peanut butter and jelly cookies to celebrate PB&J day. We had no peanut butter in my house since my son is such a PB&J hog, so I made my own peanut butter using Sara’s directions. My patience stinks some days and that was one of them. My peanut butter never really got creamy but I used it for the cookies anyway. They didn’t look very pretty, but they tasted good! I loved that the cookies remained soft even a few days after baking them. I’m not a fan of crunchy cookies. With the jelly in the middle of the cookies and them being soft, I would fold them in half to eat them and save the jelly for the end. I may be just a tiny bit weird, it’s ok to say. 🙂

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Welch's Strawberry Fruit Spread


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter or use a silpat or liner. Combine in a medium mixing bowl 1 cup smooth peanut butter, brown sugar, baking soda, and egg. Roll into 12 balls and evenly space on the cookie sheet. Slightly press cookies down and make a small indentation with index finger or the back of a teaspoon. Place 1 teaspoon Welch's Strawberry spread in the indentation. Bake cookies for 15 minutes. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire baking rack to cool completely.

Welch’s is running a Facebook contest “PB&J Your Way” –  You create a spin on the classic sandwich for a chance to win $500 and a one year supply of Grape Jelly, plus 50 people will win a sandwich keeper.

If you want, you can watch my goofy self on a video below talking a little about my cookies, showing off my son’s lunch and talking about the Facebook contest.

Note: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.


About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. These look delicious! I am not sure my kids would eat them (they don’t like PB&J) but I’d make them for bake sales!

  2. Beyond the sandwich and into a cookie…. me likey!

  3. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Love peanut butter cookies and PB & J sandwiches so not to have this in a cookie is great.