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Improv Challenge: Peanut Butter & Jelly Heart Cookies

Course: Cookies
Servings: 36
Author: NicholeL


  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup jam/jelly/preserves flavor of your choice I used strawberry


  • 1. In the bowl of your stand mixer with the beater attachment, cream together the butter with both sugars.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 3. Add the peanut butter and egg to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until combined. Slowly add in the flour until fully combined.
  • 4. Refrigerate the dough for 10-20 minutes or until its easy to handle.
  • 5. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 6. Scoop about two tablespoons of the dough and roll into a ball. Flatten slightly into the palms of your hands and place on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, placing about 2 inches apart.
  • 7. Use your fingertips to press a heart shape into each piece. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • 8. Preheat the oven to 350. In a small bowl, stir the jam/jelly/preserves of your choice to loosen it.
  • 9. Spoon the jam/jelly/preserves into the heart shape of each cookie. Bake for 16-18 minutes, checking on the cookies around 12 minutes to ensure they don't burn.
  • 10. Let cool to room temperature on a wire rack then place in a container and refrigerate until ready to eat.


Source: Delish