Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

Peanut Butter + Jelly = one of the most delectable combinations you can eat together! Better yet, they taste amazing in cookie form (with a hint of banana)! These chewy cookies will melt in your mouth and they pair up well with a tall glass of chilled almond milk 😉

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Makes 18-20 cookies

  • 1 cup of natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of melted vegan butter (we used Earth Balance)
  • 1 medium-sized mashed banana
  • 3/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1.5 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • your favorite jam (you will need about 1 tsp per cookie)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside (you will probably need to prepare 2 trays to avoid crowding the cookies).
  2. Pour in the vegan butter, maple syrup, peanut butter and mashed banana into a mixing bowl. Add in the vanilla extract.
  3. Blend the wet ingredients on medium-speed with a mixer.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Add half of the dry ingredients into the wet batter and mix. Add the remaining dry mix and combine thoroughly (a wooden spoon works best, but we used a sturdy spatula).
  6. Drop rounded spoonfuls of batter onto the parchment paper. There should be around 18-20 cookies with a leftover handful of batter (you will need this later).
  7. Using your thumbs, create wells into each cookie.
  8. Drop a teaspoon of jam into each cookie. Create a thin layer of cookie (from the remaining batter) until you have covered each cookie.
  9. Bake the cookies for around 20-24 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  10. Let cookies cool on a cooling rack for about 5-10 minutes and voila!

Chewy, peanut-buttery cookies with a hint of banana!