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Peanut Butter and jelly cookies

I LOOOOOOOVE peanut butter cookies! They are definitely one of my favorite kinds and I have very fond memories of baking them with my mother when I was little. I remember taking them out from the oven and putting them on news paper for them to cool off. So when I saw Giada De Laurentis making them on her show, I was glued to the tv. They simply looked delicious, I had to make them at once! So after obsessing over the recipe for about a week, I finally gathered up all the ingredients and made a batch. To my delight, they were moist and delicious! The only problem was that after making them, I couldn’t stop eating them!
Ingredients

Preparation

1- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

2- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and the baking soda.

3- Beat the butter, peanut butter, sugar, light brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract and mix until blended. Gradually add the flour mixture until incorporated.

4- Form the dough into small balls.

5- Using the thin end of a wooden spoon, make a hole in the center of each ball of dough, about 1/2 to 3/4-inch deep. Spoon 1 teaspoon of jam into each hole. Bake for 11 to 14 minutes until the dough has spread and the surface of the cookies are crackled. My magic number was 12 minutes!

Cool down cookies and serve!

Note: I put less sugar than in the original recipe and didn’t  add any cocoa powder as I felt that the peanut and jam combo was already plenty…

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