Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies are Jam-tastic

Peanut butter cookie day is celebrated June 12

By Charlotte Linde, publisher of Macaroni KID EATS! and Macaroni KID Cedar Rapids June 3, 2023

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day with these delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies! This recipe combines classic peanut butter cookie ingredients with a sweet and fruity twist, making for a jam-packed delicious treat that's sure to please.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 packets of instant maple oatmeal
  • 1 4 oz. container of strawberry applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Jar of strawberry jelly

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  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, egg, sugar, peanut butter, instant oatmeal packets, strawberry applesauce, vanilla extract, and salt. 
  3. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  4. Next, roll the dough into small balls and place them on a lined baking sheet. 
  5. Use a teaspoon to create a small indentation in each ball. Fill each indentation with a dollop of strawberry jelly.
  6. Bake the cookies in the pre-heated oven for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. 
  7. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

These peanut butter & jelly cookies are the perfect sweet treat to celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, or any day for that matter! The combination of peanut butter and strawberry jelly is a classic one, and the addition of maple oatmeal gives these cookies a unique twist. Give them a try and see for yourself how delicious they are.

Love this recipe and want to try more peanut butter cookie recipes from Macaroni KID EATS!? Try these Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies or these Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies.

Charlotte Linde is the publisher of Macaroni KID EATS! and Macaroni KID Cedar Rapids, Iowa.