December 19, 2012

Cookie Week: Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies (Gluten free)

I found this recipe on and it is a flourless cookie, which is key in my home!
Hers is the recipe for Flourless PB & J cookies

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 1 cup sugar or natural cane sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup fruit jam or jelly


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix the peanut butter, sugar, egg and vanilla on low speed until well combined.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough 1 1/2-inches apart onto the baking sheet. If you don’t have a cookie scoop, drop the dough with a spoon.
  4. Flatten the dough balls with the bottom of a glass until the dough is slightly taller than half an inch.
  5. Make a slight indent 1/8-inch deep with a clean milk jug cap in the center of each cookie. (we drink almond milk in our home and that cap was too small so I used the lid to a bottle of vitamin C. You can be creative if you do not have the propper supplies :)
  6. Spoon a teaspoon of jam inside of the indented center.
  7. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until they are golden around the edges. Allow the cookies to rest on the counter for 2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
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These were a big hit with the family. One of my favorites for sure! Enjoy! 


Sarah_Kaminsky said...

Sounds good! What kind of jelly/jam did you use?

Balancing Lisa said...

nature's promise strawberry jelly

Kate said...

they look really good and I love the trick with the bottle cap:)
xx Kate

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Cacy said...

Looks so delicious!

Balancing Lisa said...

thanks, trying to be resourceful! I thought I was quite clever! ;)

Balancing Lisa said...

thanks, they are one of my favs this year!

Polly said...

Oohhh yum, definitely will be trying this recipe out.

Mrs C said...

This recipe is going in my list.. perfect!

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Interestedtips said...

yam yam....nice recipe

Unknown said...

Yam!Looks so delicious.Nice recipe.