PBJ Thumbprint cookies combine a soft chewy nut butter cookie with a tart yet sweet raspberry jam. They are made healthier using no flour, no refined sugar, and no added oils. Perfect for a healthy snack or even for breakfast!
I am obsessed with pbj to say the least. I literally had one in my lunchbox from the sixth grade up until my last day in high school (in elementary school I brought soup – I don’t know I was a weird kid). And I still love a traditional pbj sandwich (although I swap store bought jam for my raspberry chia jam now) but I also love making fun twists on the flavor combo!
I have a few other PBJ recipes coming your way soon but in the meantime you should definitely check out my no bake pbj granola bars. They bring granola bars to a whole new level and are just so perfect for snack time.
This recipe combines all of the deliciousness of a homemade peanut butter cookie with a naturally sweetened, slightly tart jam. I think these are so fun to make, perfect to do with kids because of how easy they are, and a great nutritious swap for your normal cookie time. So let’s get to it!
Let’s Make some PBJ Thumbprint Cookies!
These cookies are SO fun to make. I recommend making the chia jam first, ideally the day before, but at least a couple hours if doable. And of course in case of a cookie emergency you can always go out and buy a jam! Just try to look for ones without added sugar. You can check out my Amazon shop for some of my favorite go-to brands.
Nut butter – you can of course use any nut butter you want in these! I used NuttZo Peanut Pro crunchy and really like the little crunch it gave it, but if you are more of a smooth kinda person or prefer almond butter or maybe even cashew butter(!) you could certainly try those too! I haven’t used anything besides NuttZo but I am assuming it would be just as great.
Size – when you make these I recommend making smaller cookies (this should make about 24). The first time I made this I made them much bigger and ended up with huge cookies that were too soft to really stay together. They will still work! But I think it is more manageable to make them smaller.
Those are the only things I can think of to help ensure you get the best cookies! Overall these are pretty easy (my fave). But if you have any other questions leave a comment below or just reach out on Instagram messages!Print
If you try this recipe please leave a comment below letting me know what you thought! If you remake on Instagram don’t forget to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and send you some love!
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