Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield
3 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

Be ready for hand washing afterward: With peanut butter as the main ingredient, this dough is oily. Parents can beat the cookie dough ingredients and leave the shaping to the kids. Use a baby-food or demitasse spoon to spoon jam into thumbprints.

How to Make It

Step 1

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place peanut butter, sugar, and egg in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add flour; stir well. Shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls; place 1-inch apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Press thumb into center of each cookie, leaving an indentation. Cover and chill 3 hours.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 3

Bake cookies at 375° for 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon jam into the center of each cookie.

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