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Peanut Butter + Jam Heart Cookies

I {heart} peanut butter and jelly… especially in cookie form.



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 large egg

1/3 cup raspberry jam, stirred to loosen



Whisk together flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.


Beat butter and sugars with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in peanut butter, then egg. Reduce speed to low, and beat in flour mixture until dough forms. 

If dough is sticky, refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough into 1 1/2-inch balls (about 2 tablespoons each).


Arrange on parchment-lined (or tin foil lined) baking sheets, spacing 1 1/2 inches apart. Press into 1 3/4-inch rounds.


Press hearts into centers using your fingertips. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Bake for 12 minutes.


 Remove from oven, and reshape hearts using your fingertips or the handle of a wooden spoon.


Fill indentation of each with a generous 1/2 teaspoon jam to form a heart. Bake until cookies are firm, 6 to 7 minutes more.

Heart Cookies

 Recipe from Martha Stewart Living




  1. Such an adorable idea! I have wanted to make thumbprint cookies forever, but the heart shaped ones are so much cuter I may have to try that instead!

  2. That is so cute!

  3. These look so pretty and tasty! I wanted to let you know that I submitted this to the M&T Spotlight:

  4. these look yummy!

  5. Those look yummy! Thanks for sharing your pics!

  6. So cute! I heart the first picture too with your ingredients. :O)

  7. These are so cute! PB&J is always a winner. I’m following you now and I’d love it if you want to stop by my blog for a visit. Have a wonderful day.

  8. Look nummy!! Visiting again from Cariboo Butterfly Handmade.
    Hope you come by to visit.

  9. Vicki Chrisman says:

    OH my.. why do I LOVE that first photo so?? lol DARLING

  10. What a cute idea! I love the heart print you put into them. If they’re half as tasty as they are pretty, they’re guaranteed to be a winner! Hope you’re doing well Malia!

  11. Going to give these a try…yummy and pretty!

  12. My oldest boy loves pb&j. Not a single day goes by that he doesn’t eat it. These cookies are perfect for him! Thanks for sharing!

  13. So cute – and your recipe is awesome!!

  14. These cookies look so good! I love peanut butter, cookies, fudge, ice cream (chocolate and peanut butter). I am going to have to make some, thanks for sharing!

  15. So clever. Love the variety of crafts you offer on your blog, have sent your link to a few mama’s and they love your blog!

  16. As much as my husband loves peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, I should give these a try! BTW – I posted a tutorial of the tiny paper flag banners like you had suggested :-) Check it out, it’s SUPER easy!

  17. Hi! Thanks for the follow! I’m following you back! Your cookies look yummy, btw!
    Brandy at

  18. Those cookies are so pretty! I love the way you built hearts into them. Such a beautiful Valentine treat!

  19. We love thumbprint cookies, but never thought of adding a heart to them… how adorable! I think I’ll make them for my anniversary on Valentine’s Day. :)
    Stopping by from FMBT, and now following you!
    Mother of Pearl It Is

  20. Hop on over to the Party! Would love for you to link-up @
    The Treasurista
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  21. Following from the weekend blog hop!

  22. Too cute! I love the way you present your ingredients. Thanks for sharing, they look delish!

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