Rating: 4.44 stars
158 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3

Soft, tasty peanut butter cookies with a touch of jelly on top. No flour needed.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together peanut butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until well blended. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Use a fork to make a criss-cross pattern on the top. Make a small hole in the top of each cookie using the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill the holes with preserves.

  • Bake for 8 to 11 minutes in preheated oven. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; protein 5.9g; carbohydrates 23.2g; fat 11.3g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 105.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (140)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2007
This recipe DOES work. It is my husbands favorite cookie now. It is a little more fudgey than cakey - but totally awesome (besides what can you expect when you omit the flour). Three suggestions... 1. Apply very little pressure when pressing down with the fork (really just enough to leave the fork lines). 2. When making the divet (sp?) for the jam, make it really shallow! Don't worry, the jam will cling very happily to the "fork lines" you already made. 3. Before adding the jam do the following (to the jam) - put a couple of large spoonfuls of the jam in a separeate bowl and stir the heck out of it. You will end up with jam that is sort of syrupy and very easy to dollop onto cookies. By doing these things my cookies did not break apart, the jam did not drip through and I was able to add quite a liberal amout of jam. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2003
Overall I found these cookies to be too dense and very oily. Don't think I'll make them again. Nobody really ate them. Read More
(15)
158 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2007
This recipe DOES work. It is my husbands favorite cookie now. It is a little more fudgey than cakey - but totally awesome (besides what can you expect when you omit the flour). Three suggestions... 1. Apply very little pressure when pressing down with the fork (really just enough to leave the fork lines). 2. When making the divet (sp?) for the jam, make it really shallow! Don't worry, the jam will cling very happily to the "fork lines" you already made. 3. Before adding the jam do the following (to the jam) - put a couple of large spoonfuls of the jam in a separeate bowl and stir the heck out of it. You will end up with jam that is sort of syrupy and very easy to dollop onto cookies. By doing these things my cookies did not break apart, the jam did not drip through and I was able to add quite a liberal amout of jam. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2013
These are the greatest cookies! I have found that using the back of a 1/8 teaspoon I was able to form a great dimple for the jelly filling. I have been making them since last christmas and was asked to include them in my boxes this year! I have also found that Strawberry jelly/jam seeps through the dough making them too soft in the middle. Cook on parchment, let cool COMPLETELY on the pan before trying to remove. Thank You Uncle Mac & Edie!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2006
One big tip: double, double, double the recipe or else you won't have enough to go around or for a decent batch. These are definitely 8 min. cookies, no longer. And adding jelly is too hard and tedious, just make these peanut butter cookies or add 1 cup of chocolat or butterscotch chips. If you do, reduce sugar to 2/3 cup per batch. I now just make these w/o jelly, add chips and use a fork to make an imprint. I made them for my kids, (4 & 1 yrs. old) and they loved them, hubby too and disappeared at the bake sale. And made them for a women's tea. They're small and perfect for a lady's finger. Too easy not to try them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
These were a hit at a party I attended and I was asked many times for the recipe. When I made them I doubled the recipe and used Splenda (sugar substitute) in place of half of the sugar which worked out fine and cut the calories significantly. (You may even be able to substitute Splenda for all the sugar in the recipe; I just haven't tried it yet.) I wanted bite-sized cookies so I used a small melon baller (1 teaspoon) flattened them very slightly with a fork and as suggested by another reviewer used the back of a 1/8 teaspoon measure to make the indent for the jelly. As others have said do not overbake these; 8 minutes and 30 seconds was perfect for this size of cookie. Hope you will enjoy them too! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/11/2003
Overall I found these cookies to be too dense and very oily. Don't think I'll make them again. Nobody really ate them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2003
These were very good but don't press down too hard when making the criss cross pattern. My first batch was too thin and I ended up with flat little peanut butter donuts and the jelly melted through. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
These cookies are great! With and without peanut butter...they are soft and very very chewy. Some things I suggest are: Only use about half a cup of sugar..It's VERY sweet! And do not over cook. They may seem very mushy when it's 10 minutes but they are done. Let them sit for a while and they'll firm up. Also they expand so don't flatten them out too much. Last suggestion is DOUBLE THE RECIPE!! They only made 9 medium sized cookies. Eat with a glass of milk and enjoy! Will definatley make these again =) Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2003
We have an Uncle Mac in the family also but he sure can't make cookies as yummy as these. lol These cookies are great! We've made it a few times already because it disappears fast and the kids ask for more. The whole family loves them. We'll be keeping this recipe for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2003
The cookies are excellent!!I tried a batch without the jelly first and they tasted great!! With the jelly it tasted good too!They burned a little so next time I think I will put them in for only 8 minutes and I will try to put more vanilla in!! Read More
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