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Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprints for Back to School

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The kids are back to school and now I’ve got more time to bake. Yay! Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprints for Back to School are the perfect snack when the kids get home after a long day of learning.

It’s also a great little treat to have for reading time. Reading is so important and it’s something I’ve been trying to get my kids to like for many years! I’ve got a 10 year old son and 14 year old girl who both don’t love to read. (Sad face.) With all the technology these days, I think it’s even more important to encourage our children to form a love of books. I haven’t given up. Believe it or not, I still read to them and they like that.

Speaking of books, I’ve got some exciting news to share. You can get two free books when you buy participating products by Kellogg’s and the J.M. Smucker Company such as the Jif peanut butter and SMUCKER’S jam that are in this recipe! I got both items at Sam’s Club. Scroll down for more info.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

These Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprints are soft and delicious peanut butter cookies with a dollop of strawberry jam on top. Pssst! They’re not only for kids! Grown-ups love these too.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

I recently went to Sam’s Club® to pick up a few back to school items. I purchased the Kellogg’s® Froot Loops, Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter Twin Pack and the SMUCKER’S® Strawberry Jam Twin Pack because they are part of the free book promotion and also because they are family favorites.

Start school like a champion! Get two free Scholastic books– one for yourself and one to donate to a local school – when you buy any participating Kellogg’s® or J.M. Smucker product at Sam’s Club®. Products must be purchased now thru 9/30/16, while supplies last! Over 80 full-length Scholastic titles to choose from for beginning readers to teens!

Scroll to bottom of this post for detailed instructions on how to redeem your free books. In the meantime, let me tell you how to make Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprints for Back to School.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

This cookie recipe calls for 1/2 cup of Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

Cream peanut butter, butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla, then stir in a mixture of flour, salt and baking soda.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

Make 1 1/2″ balls and then stick your thumb in the middle before baking at 350°F. for about 10 minutes.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

Let the cookies cool, then fill with SMUCKER’S® Strawberry Jam.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

They’re ready to serve!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

Share them with your favorite reader.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprints for Back to School are easy to make and sure to please the young and young at heart!

See below for details on how to redeem your free books.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprints

Yield: 3-4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup JIF® creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup Smucker's® strawberry jam

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream peanut butter, butter and sugars. Add the egg and vanilla. Sift the flour, salt and baking soda together. Combine with the peanut butter mixture.
  2. Shape the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Use your thumb to make a thumbprint in the middle of each cookie ball. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  3. Pour jam into a zip-top plastic bag and seal bag. Cut a small corner and pipe jam into cooled thumbprints.
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Fruit Loops

Redeem your free books in 3 easy steps! 1. Buy any participating Kellogg’s or The J.M. Smucker Company product by 9/30/2016 2. Upload your receipt at FreeBookOffer.com/Sams within 30 days of purchase. 3. Redeem for your free Scholastic book and one book will be donated to a local classroom as well!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprints

2 Responses to Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprints for Back to School

  1. These look amazing! I’m going to have to make them for my brand new kindergartener on his first day of school.

  2. Kids of all ages will love these. Great photos!

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