PB&J Breakfast Cookies

Think of these hearty breakfast cookies as peanut butter and jelly in cookie form. They make a great on-the-go breakfast or afternoon snack.


  •  1 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  •  1/2 cup granulated sugar
  •  1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  •  1 cup creamy peanut butter
  •  1 large egg
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  your favorite jelly or preserves (about 4 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and mix just until blended. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until blended. Be sure not to overmix.
  5. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, place tablespoonful-sized balls of dough onto prepared pans. Bake cookies, one pan at a time, 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned. (You may need to refrigerate the remainder of  the dough until ready to bake.)
  6. While the cookies are still hot, use the back of a spoon or a tart tamper to press an indentation into the center of each cookie.
  7. Cool the cookies on the pans on a wire rack for about 5 minutes. Then, transfer the cookies from the pans to a wire rack to cool completely. Fill the indentations with jelly or preserves.


Cookies can be stored in layers with parchment paper or wax paper in between the layers.

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