GF Peanut Butter Cookies with Strawberry Jam are the perfect sweet treat. With such a classic flavor combination, these cookies are both nostalgic and indulgent.

holding a pb and jam cookie in my hand

Who doesn’t love the peanut butter and jam combination? These cookies bring me back to my childhood and are absolutely delicious!

These aren’t just your typical peanut butter cookie. They are so much more!

When paired with the strawberry jam, it is a completely different experience. Strawberry jam is my favorite to use but you can use any jam flavor.

With these cookies being so easy to make, you get to enjoy them in less than 30 minutes!

Main Ingredients

peanut butter cookie dough batter in a bowl before adding in the jam

How to Swirl the Strawberry Jam into the Peanut Butter Cookies

First, when mixing in the jam, you want to be very careful so that it doesn’t just melt into the batter. Second, add the strawberry jam in various parts of the batter and just start scooping!

Make sure to take your time to get streaks of jam throughout each cookie.

Lastly, sometimes to get some extra jam on top of the cookies I do a little trick! Before I scoop the batter with a cookie scoop, I add some jam to it. This ensures the perfect amount of jam on the top of every cookie.

peanut butter cookie dough in a bowl with the jam swirled in

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best peanut butter to use in peanut butter cookies?

Any creamy peanut butter is always the best.

I prefer to use natural peanut butter such as teddie peanut butter because it is looser than a brand like Skippy/Jif.

This makes it easier to mix and combine with the other ingredients. However, any peanut butter will work for this recipe!

What’s the best gluten free flour to use?

I love to use King’s Arthur Flour or Cup4cup multipurpose gluten free flour whenever I’m making gluten free treats.

What’s the best jam to use for these cookies?

If i’m buying jam from the store, I love to use Stonewall Kitchen’s Strawberry Jam. However, if I have time I like to make my own using this Chia Seed Jam Recipe with strawberries.

How do I know the cookies are done baking?

The cookies are done baking when they have a slight crisp on the outside and still soft on the inside.

How should these cookies be stored?

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

peanut butter jam drop cookies on a plate surrounded by broken cookies

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holding a peanut butter jam drop cookie in my hand
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GF Peanut Butter Cookies with Strawberry Jam

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 10 cookies
GF Peanut Butter Cookies with Strawberry Jam are the perfect sweet treat. with such a classic flavor combination, these cookies are a huge hit and made gluten free.

Ingredients
 

  • 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg, large
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup strawberry jam

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a bowl, mix together your butter, both sugars, egg and vanilla extract
  • Once combined, add the peanut butter and flour 1/4 cup at a time
  • With the last 1/4 cup of flour add the baking soda and mix until fully combined
  • Now time to add the jam!
    Very slowly we are going to add some strawberry jam (or whatever flavor your choose). Add dollops in various areas on the batter (about 1/2 tbsp each)
  • when you have about 4-5 dollops of jam, you are going to start scooping the batter with a cookie scoop.
  • TIP : add about 1/2 tsp of jam into the cookie scoop before scooping the cookie batter. This adds a little extra jam to the top of each cookie!
  • Add the cookie batter in a ball on the baking tray
  • Repeat this process until you've scooped all of the cookies.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are slightly crisp and the center is still soft
  • I bake 4 cookies at a time and this recipe makes a total of 8 cookies. Repeat until all cookies have been made.
  • Let cool for 20 minutes and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal
Author: Jessica Selensky
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keywords: drop cookies, gluten free cookies, gluten free desserts, peanut butter and jam, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter desserts, peanut butter recipes, strawberry jam

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