Cookies get so much love around Christmastime and I’m all for it so I couldn’t stop at sharing just one cookie recipe this season. These were inspired by childhood memories in the kitchen with my mom, making more cookies than Santa could ever eat. I wanted to provide a bit of an alternative to my candy cane cookies, which clearly scream “Christmas!” These PB&J thumbprint cookies are not necessarily tied to any one season or holiday, so you can enjoy them year-round. Nobody will complain if you whip them up for Christmas Eve, though. The ingredients are also super simple. I just used plain ol’ peanut butter, other typical cookie components, and strawberry jam. Feel free to use the jam, jelly, or preserves flavor of your choosing. These are quick to make and would make a great family activity for when little (or even not-so-little) ones are home for the holidays. You can set up an assembly line of sorts from the dough-mixing to the thumb-printing to the jelly spooning if you want! A friend of mine referred to these as an “instant kid favorite” but I enjoy them as an adult, too. 🙂 If you like these cookies, you might also want to try the spiced peanut butter cookies I made for my mom or my PB&J smoothie bowl!
What are you baking for the holidays? I’d love to know below in the comments section. Thanks for reading!