Sunny Anderson’s PB & J Thumbprints

“Today me will live in the moment unless it’s unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie.” – Cookie Monster 🙂


In 2012 Jason and I bought a house and did what most people do, we hosted a party.. a holiday party if I remember correctly. I wanted to make cookies so I checked the handy-dandy Food Network website (I looooove the Food Network!) and found this recipe. I immediately fell in love with it…. I mean, who doesn’t love peanut butter and jelly?! Everyone loved the cookies so it’s become a recipe I use often.

I love it so much I copied it by hand on a recipe card… you know, just in case the world wide web decides to crash for good, then I’ll always have the recipe card in my cookbook.


Here’s my handsome son Owen modeling for the camera.


If you have PB & J in your kitchen, chances are you have the rest of the items needed to make these cookies, so what are you waiting for?


Make sure you sift the flour and pour it into the bowl in 1/2 cup intervals.


I recently bought a cookie scoop. Where has this thing been all my life?


The recipe says to roll the cookies in turbinado sugar, but granulated sugar works JUST FINE. 🙂


We didn’t use our thumbprints to indent the cookies. This 1/4 teaspoon works much better…


I used my homemade Strawberry Jam.  I honestly prefer grape jam in these cookies. The grape tang offsets the sweetness of the peanut butter cookie.


Use a cooling rack and turn them out after about 5 minutes of cooling.


And there you have it!  These cookies should be served with milk… just like the real PB & J. Enjoy! 🙂

(This is one of the quickest recipes to whip up. Owen and I had them on the cookie sheet ready to pop in the oven in about 20 minutes..)

Sunny Anderson’s PB & J Thumbprints:

Author: farmtotabletosoul

Thanks for joining me! Good company always shortens the journey so I'm glad you're here. My name is Tara Benson and I'm 33 years young. I'm an energetic wife and mother with a wild imagination and a bold sense of humor. Consider me 100% right brained. I love music, art, interior design, gardening, baking, cooking, creating and hobby farming. I'm married to the best husband, Jason. It's safe to say we're opposites in many ways, but get along GREAT. We have two very intelligent and loving children, Owen (10) and Belle (4). I come from a huge family with three brothers, one sister and about a thousand others in the extended version. I'm also a mother to a mixed herd of animals (13 and counting...). I work in the mortgage industry from my home office. In 2015, my husband and I bought a 13 acre farm on the eastern plains of Colorado. We decided to live out our dreams and make the best of our lives for ourselves and our children. We want to teach them that hard work and creativity will always payoff at the end of the day. So welcome! Stick around a while and make yourself at home. -Tara

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