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December, 2015 RECIPE OF THE MONTH

Yields 3.5 dozen cookies

• INGREDIENTS •

1.5 C AP flour
1/2 t Baking Soda
1/4 t Salt
1/2 C Butter
1/2 C Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 C Granulated Sugar
1/2 C Brown Sugar, firmly packed
1 Egg
1/2 t Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 C Raspberry Jam
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PB&J Thumbprint Cookies

School your friends and family at the next holiday cookie exchange with these scrumptious cookies - an undeniably classic combination of peanut butter and jelly. If they don't make it to the cookie exchange, we don't blame you. Ours didn't either.

Recipe photos by Bruce Plotkin Photography.

METHOD

1

Making the Dough

  • Preheat oven to 325'F
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, peanut butter and sugars with mixer until light and fluffy
  • Add egg and vanilla to the sugar-butter mixture, lightly blending
  • Fold flour into wet mixture until fully combined
2

Forming the Cookies

  • Shape cookie dough into 1-in. balls
  • Place on a cookie sheet 1.5 in. apart
  • Using thumb, make a small depression in the center of each ball
3

Baking the Cookies

  • Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden brown
  • Remove from oven and scoop a teaspoon of jam into each thumbprint
  • Put cookies back into oven to form jam to the cookie
  • Remove, allow to cool and eat. all. the cookies