Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies

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Prep time15 minutes


Preheat oven at 375 degrees F.


1⁄2 cup shortening
1⁄2 cup peanut butter
1⁄2 cup white sugar
1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
3⁄4 tsp baking soda
1⁄4 tsp salt
1⁄2 tsp baking powder
1⁄2 cup any flavor fruit jam or jelly


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening peanut butter and sugars. Beat in egg. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Spread jam on the bottom of half of the cookie; top with remaining cookie half.