Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

0 Posted by - August 13, 2012 - Food & Drink

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You guys, sometimes I get drunk and need cookies. It happens, ok? And these are about the only times when I am at all tempted to bake anything. But when you’ve got a drunk craving for cookies, you gotta do what you gotta do.

I searched Pinterest for “super simple cookies” and these came up.

Perhaps I should not have used “natural” peanut butter for this recipe. I tried it on a whim and then decided I didn’t like it because “natural” is apparently code for “sort of oily.” But that’s what I had in the house, and I didn’t figure it would be a problem. I was wrong. Even as I mixed, I knew.

The instructional post wants you to scoop these and then roll them into balls, but when I tried that, I just ended up with super sticky peanut butter all over everything. I even stuck the whole thing in the refrigerator for a while in the hopes that it would, you know, unstickify or something. No dice.

So I did the best I could and plurped sort of ball-ish shaped globs onto the cookie sheet. I realize this is not pretty, but give me credit, at least, for soldiering on. (I really wanted some damn cookies.)

Guess what the next step of thumbprint cookies is. I’ll give you a hint. It involves making a thumbprint in your cookies, which is kind of impossible if they’re really, really sticky.

When life gives you sticky-ass cookie batter… well, you make sticky-ass cookies. So I spooned my marmalade in there (the only jelly I had in my entire house) and hoped for the best.

When they came out of the oven, they were really, really soft so I let them sit for a while, but I probably should have cooked them a little longer. They remained sort of soft and yucky even after completely cooling.

But, they were cookies. And I was drunk. And I ate a bunch, because even natural peanut butter cannot really mess up a cookie when you want one that bad. So maybe don’t use natural peanut butter and try to make them when you’re sober.



  • naomishoots August 13, 2012 - 8:20 am Reply

    I made these and by some miracle they were nom, I make them now whenever I can be bothered or if its too late to go to the shop and we have to have cookies. My baking skills are pretty special and if I cant just guess the quantities and have it turn out half decent then im never making it again so these are definately achieveable with regular peanut butter.

  • rfoust August 13, 2012 - 10:00 am Reply

    Reminds me of a jelly donut.  blech. 🙂

  • Lynette August 13, 2012 - 12:45 pm Reply

    Your drunken cookies look an awful lot like my sober cookies.  I am fail.  🙁

  • Pique My Pinterest August 13, 2012 - 4:05 pm Reply

    Peanut butter cookies are my favourite to make because its pretty much impossible for them to taste bad. Its always just like oh yup, that’s peanut butter in cookie form all right. But this post reminds me of when I tried to make a banana cake for my Dad from a Pinterest recipe and it looked so gross he wouldn’t even try it, even though it actually tasted so good! You inspired me to start my own “pin testing” blog, the next post should probably be the banana cake one.

  • Angie August 13, 2012 - 4:50 pm Reply

    Um – your drunk cookies kind of look like dog poo when the dog isn’t feeling so hot.  I always wondered how people could screw up baked goods so badly.  Now I know – alcohol…

  • LaurelDeville August 13, 2012 - 5:35 pm Reply

    I call these bullet wound biscuits (cookies whatev) because that’s what they end up looking like.

  • CrystalKYuhhyzaguirre August 13, 2012 - 8:15 pm Reply

    1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, 1 egg. rolls into lovely balls, smush in with your thumb, bake until they look golden brown. wait for them to cool then spoon in your jelly. My husband has made these and he isnt what i’d call a culinary genious. they’re really heavy though so you’ll need some milk

  • roachc420 August 13, 2012 - 9:55 pm Reply

    They look better than the charcoal briquettes my friend and I ended up with when we tried flourless peanut butter cookies. I’ve tried making them a few more times with varying degrees of fail. My cookies need flour dammit!

  • Truffles8761 August 13, 2012 - 10:35 pm Reply

    Damn, girl.  You make me appreciate diabetes.  So, I guess, thanks for making me NOT want cookies.

  • Nadine August 13, 2012 - 11:10 pm Reply

    ROFL at these cookies!  When your drunk and you need cookies you just…well…NEED cookies!  Never try peanut butter frosting with natural peanut butter either…just sayin’

  • Aurelia August 14, 2012 - 4:20 am Reply

    ‘ROFL at these cookies!’ Same here! So funny andI absolutely know it feels to be drunk and wanting some cookies… 😉

  • Kathleen Richardson August 14, 2012 - 8:35 am Reply

    Those cookies are a spooky color and shape, but, hey, like you said, when you’re drunk…Keep writing…

  • RebeccaLouVeeder August 24, 2012 - 8:51 pm Reply

    I laughed until I cried! This is awesome

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  • CobyCoyle August 26, 2012 - 12:01 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh. LOL.

  • TraceyArsenault August 26, 2012 - 12:16 pm Reply

    OMG…sometimes I get drunk and need cookies..I just spit coffee (mixed with Baileys) on my keyboard…

  • TElmgren August 29, 2012 - 9:46 pm Reply

    Let me guess. You made these right after you attempted to do the newspaper nails. AmIright?

  • bluescrubs33 September 7, 2012 - 8:06 pm Reply

    This sounds like something I’d try and do. Sober or drunk. I wanted chocolate cake one time. It got to the mixing stage…and stayed there. In my belly. So, kudos to you for cooking AND drinking!

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    Couldn’t breathe for the ENTIRE post…… comedic genius!

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