PB & J Thumbprint Cookies

Gluten free peanut butter cookiesSometimes when it’s cold, raining or snowing, and getting dark at 5:30pm (yikes!), you just need to bake something. I love these little PB&J thumbprint cookies! They are fun to make (especially if you have little ones who might already like to poke at cookie dough. he!) and a fairly healthy cookie, as far as cookies go. I would feel ok eating these for breakfast, but that’s me. They also happen to be accidentally gluten free.Baking cookies is fun!PB & J Thumbprint Cookies, makes one dozen.

1/2 cup gluten free oat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
jelly of choice (I used blackberry)Gluten free cookie recipeIn a food processor coarsely chop the peanuts. In a bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and peanuts. Now stir in the peanut butter and egg. If your batter doesn’t stick together well, feel free to add a few more tablespoons of peanut butter. Form into 12 small balls and place on a prepared baking sheet (I love my silpat but parchment paper will work well too). Press your thumb into the center of each cookie, leaving a small crater. Spoon in a dollop of jelly into each cookie. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. These should still be on the soft side (I left mine in for 12 minutes, and I wish I had taken them out at 10).Peanut butter and jelly cookiesI say these are accidentally gluten free, because I had been planning to use all purpose flour but realized I was nearly out. I happened to have gluten free oat flour, so I used it instead, and the rest of the ingredients were already gluten free. I am NOT a gluten free expert. But I will say that if you plan to make these for a gluten free friend, be sure to check your jelly label and take care not to cross contaminate while working in your kitchen to ensure it’s truly gluten free. You can read more here or check out this awesome blogger. Happy Baking! xo. Emma

  • I wanted to come back and let you know I tried this recipe over the weekend and the cookies were a major hit. The husband, mom and friends loved them so much they have me making another round this weekend. Thanks again for the recipe and I am posting it on my blog to spread the word. Thanks! 🙂

  • These look AMAZING! I’m trying to go gluten free because it makes my stomach upset, so these are perfect!



  • okay seriously. I leave for a week, come back and see that you’ve crowded the blog with mouth-watering treats.


  • I made these today for a Super Bowl party (with regular flour and strawberry jam) and they were delicious! Thank you for this great recipe 🙂



  • I just made these filled with Nutella, in place of the jelly. Since the Nutella is sweeter than jelly, I reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup, but next time would reduce even more to 1/4 c.

    I would cook these the full 12 min, but I guess it depends on how big you make your cookies.

  • Holey Moley! I think I just died and went to heaven!

    I don’t really care for cookies. Peanut butter, being the exception…these look DELICIOUS!!!

  • These look awesome! It’s like a pbj but better because it’s a dessert 🙂

  • I wouldnt feel guilty eating those for breakfast either. Yum

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  • These might be gluten free because you are using gluten free flour – but they are also incidentally 100% milk free for milk intolerance sufferers like me :). The only fat is the peanut butter and that is usually milk free.

  • I made these last night for my husband and he loved them! It didn’t even perturb him when I told him they were healthy. 🙂

  • Hmmm, I may have to try these this weekend. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • ahhhhh!! i use to make these when i was small! 🙂 so easy to make and yummmm too! PB & Jam -fav combination!


  • Thank you for sharing the recipe.The cookie looks delicious.
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  • i love pb&j! these are such a great idea. i recently posted about the blackberry jam recipe i use here: http://lumivintage.blogspot.com/2013/01/recipe-homemade-blackberry-jam-oatmeal.html . i’m totally gonna try these out with my jam!


  • these look so good. im going to make these minus the peanut butter. thanks! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

  • Oh these look delicious! Will definitely be trying this recipe!


  • Yummy! These would probably be a great comfort food:)

    Stephanie May*


  • Luke made some for me today! After Dr. snack haha He usually does raspberry or strawberry jam, need to try your gluten free version..been exploring the diet lately.

  • I used to LOVE making these! Maybe that’s what I will do tonight when I get home.


  • My husband is obsessed with PB&Js. I’ll never understand why he still likes them at 29-years-old, but he does. I’ll have to make these for him sometime soon.

  • Ohhh, these always taste so good. And your turned out wonderful. I love peanut butter and jelly.


  • This would be so fun to make with kiddos! So creative 🙂


  • MMMMM so taste!! Yummy!! I wanna made these for Sunday coffee 🙂


  • MMmmm..looks so delicious! Definately gonna try this!!! Congrats!<3


  • Awww, what a sweet recipe. My mom used to make these cookies for my sister and I when we were little. Even better that they’re GF!

  • Just when I think there’s nothing better than a classic PB&J, you make it in cookie form! What a great combination!


  • Yummy! I am going through an “obsessed with peanut butter” phase lol

    xo Jennifer


  • mmmm!!delicious!! here we call them “small eyes”
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  • oh! I will have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing!

  • I feel the need to bake something in pretty much any weather 🙂 and these will definitely be added to the list!

  • I have never liked PB&J sandwiches, but all of my friends love them, and these look really good! I’ll have to give it a try!

    Juliette Laura

  • Yummy! Something that looks similar to these cookies but has marmalade in the middle is called “cat’s eye” in my region:)



  • These look and sounds so yummy! And PB and J is such a great combo you just can’t go wrong.

  • Omg! Woo! I’ve been looking for a good gluten free cookie recipe 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Lulu xx


  • These cookies surely look delicious, I’m gonna try them once! At the moment I’m baking a breadpudding with the ‘old’ bread…

  • Pretty sure a batch of these will be making its way to my oven this afternoon – looks like a great toddler snack! Thanks for the recipe!

  • love the gluten free option! like you said, watch cross contamination when making for a friend, so new jars of pb & jelly are best to avoid bread crumbs from past uses. it’s cold and snowy here today, so i may just have to try some of these. 🙂

  • I, too, have made these but sans the PB. Duh. I love PB. And the gluten free is awesome. xx

  • Yay for gluten-free! I am glad you added the disclaimer at the bottom, since well-intentioned friends and family often don’t know to avoid cross-contamination. I always tell people that if they used peanut butter from a previously opened jar (and they aren’t gluten-free themselves) their peanut butter is compromised. The peanut butter I use has “Gluten-free! Do not cross-contaminate!” written all over the jar.

    I am planning refreshments for my art show next week, maybe I will give these a try!

  • Oh wonderful. My mother is gluten intolerant so I would love to make these for her


  • These sound good! I never had thought of making a pb&j cookie, so it would be fun to try!

  • Those look so good and dangerous… I am sure I can eat 10 of those… www.shopperstherapy.blogspot.com

  • Oh my goodness, these are adorable – what a great idea!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Looks super delicious! Looks like something I can do with my limited baking skills 🙂


  • Wow, these look delicious! I eat PB&J almost everyday…I just might have to try baking these.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Never thought of making these before…it seems so obvious! PB&J! My best friend is gluten free and we’re having a party for her next month…these might be what I make to bring with me 🙂

    xx Ashleigh


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