We absolutely adore these peanut butter and jam cookies and we think you will too. These delicious chewy cookies can be made with regular flour, but we opted for a gluten-free version. We used cassava flour (or try cup4cup flour) and they can also be made vegan and dairy-free. Here is the must-have ingredient: Old Salt Merchants Cinnamon Sugar!
- 1/4 cup OSM cinnamon sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup butter, soft or melted (dairy-free alternative if necessary)
- 1 cup cassava flour or gluten-free flour
- 1/2 cup fresh peanut butter (smooth is better) or any nut butter
- 1 egg (or egg substitute)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
- jam (any flavor but we prefer mgreenwood jams )
- Place your OSM cinnamon sugar and coconut sugar into a bowl. Add your melted butter and mix thoroughly until combined.
- Add in your egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Add your fresh nut butter (we used peanut butter). Use an electric hand mixer to whisk until fully combined.
- Then add your cassava flour, baking soda, and xanthan gum and mix in until fully combined.
- Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours (this is a must) in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. You can chill the dough for longer if you want to make it in advance.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and prepare a few baking trays with some parchment paper.
- Once the dough has chilled, remove it from the fridge and roll into balls. Optionally at this point, you can roll each ball in some cinnamon sugar to give it a nice taste and crunch.
- Put your balls onto your baking tray with space between each one.
- Carefully press your thumb down into each ball to create a hollowed-out heart center - be careful to not go too deep as you could create a hole!
- Spoon about 1/2 tsp of jam into each center - until the hole is nearly filled up.
- Place in the oven for about 15 minutes until the cookies have spread and turned golden.
- Allow to cool on the baking tray then move to a cooling rack.
- Enjoy! We usually refrigerate any extras for freshness.