I really like this cookie. It is full of peanutbutter without any fillers. I like them without the jelly and I used crunchy peanut butter because it is my fav.
I'm rating this 5 stars for the category it was originally published in: Kids in the Kitchen. My daughter finished first grade last week, and it's the first day of summer. She made these cookies without any help beyond getting them in and out of the oven. The first batch tonight was good, and we'll pull another sheet out of the freezer tomorrow, give them a few minutes on the counter, and then bake and enjoy those fresh, too. Just the right amount of work for her attention span.
I gave this recipe 5 stars, but not for the quality of the cookies, which is dead average on a good day. Also, we only got about 20 cookies, not 36. Rather, I gave the recipe 5 stars because it is perfect for my needs. The recipe is very easy, so my daughter can be the boss and make it with very little supervision. It involves making an indentation for jelly, which kids love to do with their thumbs, so little brother can help. The cookies are sweet enough that the kids think they are great, but low in quality enough that I am not tempted, so that's a couple less pounds for me to put on over the holidays. Win, win, win!