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Flourless Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies: lightly crispy on the edges, with a gooey center that will melt in your mouth. The dough for these gluten-free cookies is made with just seven simple pantry staples and can be stuffed with any of your favorite jams!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, flourless, gluten-free, jam, jelly, peanut butter
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 7 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 teaspoons your favorite jam, jelly, or preserves (I used raspberry preserves)

Instructions

  1. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Scoop out 7 teaspoons of jam and place them in dollops on the baking sheet. Place in the freezer to set while making the cookie dough.

  2. In a medium-size bowl, beat the egg. Then, stir in the rest of the ingredients (peanut butter, both sugars, baking soda, vanilla, and salt). Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

  3. Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat (or parchment paper).

  4. Use a medium-size cookie scoop to form balls of dough, about 1.5 tablespoons each. You should end up with about 14 balls of cookie dough. Flatten each one slightly, into a disc. 

  5. Remove the jam from the freezer and use a small offset spatula to scrape a dollop of jam off the baking sheet and place into the center of one of the cookie dough discs. Place another disc of cookie dough on top of the jam. Seal the edges and roll the whole thing into a ball as gently as you can. Repeat until all the cookie dough has been used.

  6. Place at least 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes, until edges have set completely.

  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.