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peanut-butter-jelly-thumbprint-cookies Cookie dough for Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies rolled in crushed potato chips. Peanut Butter and Jelly Potato Chip Thumbprint Cookie recipe. Hi All! Did everyone have a great weekend? I did! I was styling a cookbook all weekend, but it was great nonetheless…why? Because the clients were AWESOME…some of the nicest, hard working people I’ve ever met. In fact, the whole team was really wonderful! It made shooting 8 straight days in a row fly by and we really had a good time shooting. The lovely women of Piccolo Chef are the people I’m referring to. The company is an Italian inspired children’s cooking school, based out of LA and run by two wonderful women, Tina and Lillian.

Tina and Lillian are two women who have worked together for years in the “serious business world” before they decided that they were going to leave their corporate jobs and open up a healthy children’s cooking school, inspired by their own children and the desire to teach them about healthy eating/cooking from an early age. They have literally spent the last few years building their business from the ground up and have truly created a wonderful thing.

On top of the ladies being genuinely good people they remind me a lot of myself and Teri and the way we work together. They’re both sassy, opinionated, bicker with one another like teenage sisters, and above all they are extremely driven and passionate about what they do. It was quite the week, I learned a lot and had fun, which is the most important part of working, me thinks…learning and having fun :) Oh and did I mention they host cooking birthday party’s for kids?! Yep, totally genius.
Anyway, just wanted to share something that I’ve been working on lately that now means a lot to me :)…now back to food! We have these cookies on the blog today…and I’m not going to lie, I haven’t been this excited about one of my recipes in quite some time. Pork belly sliders, love….chicken lettuce wraps, wrote when I was 18 and held onto it ever since!….but there’s just SOMETHING about these cookies that makes me want to do my happy dance. It’s probably because I was “that” kid in grade school who peeled her pj&j apart, stuff it with potato chips and then smooshed it all together again. SO GOOD. This cookie is pretty much a throwback to “that” Jenny; the 7 year old me who decided that the sweet and salty combo was a keeper, for life. They’re peanut butter thumbprint cookies, rolled in crushed potato chips, baked, and filled with the jelly or jam of your choice! Enjoy! xx, Jenny
*Just a little tip: Don’t actually use your thumb to make the thumbprints…keep the balls of dough in balls and use your pinky…or something else small to make the hole…why?…they sssppprrrreeeaaadddd like crazy!
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Peanut Butter & Jelly Potato Chip Thumbprint Cookies
Makes 24 to 30

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 cups potato chips, crushed
½ cup jam of your choice

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter. Scrape down sides of the bowl and add both sugars. Cream together, about 3 minutes.
3. Add the egg and vanilla and continue to mix.
4. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
5. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir until just combined. Add the peanut butter and mix until well combined.
6. Roll heaping tablespoon sized balls with the dough and toss in the egg whites followed by the potato chips, until well coated.
7. Place balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet (you will have to use two baking sheets). Gently press your pinky into the center of the dough.
8. Place into the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minute or until cookies have spread and baked through.
9. Allow cookies to cool completely before filling with a small amount of  jam. Once cookies have been filled with jam, set aside and allow cookies to set, about 1 hour. Serve.


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  1. ileana Not Specified Not Specified

    That children’s cooking school sounds great! Also, please send cookies.

  2. Blog is the New Black Not Specified Not Specified

    I have no words! ;)

  3. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga Not Specified Not Specified

    I have been wanting to make potato chip cookies for awhile! Then I saw Deb on Smitten Kitchen make them and I figured, well, she did it so why bother blogging about it..but now that I see you make these, they look fabulous and I love thumbprints, too! I need these :)

  4. modernworkinggirl Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh man. I love these cookies. Peanut butter is so “in” in my kitchen right now!

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  6. Sneh | Cook Republic Not Specified Not Specified

    Gorgeous looking cookies!

  7. Heike Not Specified Not Specified

    Genius! Must try!!

  8. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    These need to be in my life!

  9. Rachel Not Specified Not Specified

    Being super busy lately, I haven’t had time to catch up on my blog reading fetish… SO I was in for a real treat when I visited SFB after a while and there were TONS of amazing recipes for me to drool over, seriously just looking at these things makes me yearn to be in my kitchen cooking away a delicious meal! Thanks for your awesome posts and simplistic recipes, I’m totally going to try something out tonight (hopefully!)

  10. Kaitlin Not Specified Not Specified

    It’s nice to hear you like your job so much :) I love working with awesome people – it makes life so much better!

    These cookies sound fabulous. Rolling them in chips is an awesome idea!

  11. joey Not Specified Not Specified

    How many ways can I say…genius!!! These are definitely bookmarked!

    Love the sound of that cooking school…we definitely should have more of those around for kids!

  12. Anna @ the shady pine Not Specified Not Specified

    I thought you had me at peanut butter….until I got to potato chip! These look exceptionally good!

  13. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my. Smitten Kitchen did potato chip cookies a few weeks ago and I’ve have been in lust since then. Making them into thumbprints? Killing me.

  14. Kelly Not Specified Not Specified

    Seriously?? These look like the most amazing cookies I’ve ever seen. Making a batch of these with my mom’s homemade strawberry jam and perhaps even a light chocolate drizzle on top ASAP! Thanks for the great pics as well, they look stunning.

  15. sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    I love this blog.

    And these look so good!

  16. Lauren Mizrahi Not Specified Not Specified

    Love that marbled paper!

  17. kels Not Specified Not Specified

    Any idea it these freeze well?

  18. Melissa Not Specified Not Specified

    What kind of potato chips did you use? Just curious.

  19. Kel M Not Specified Not Specified

    Use a thimble to make the hole…that way it also does not stick..or you don’t have to clean your fingers off.

  20. purabi naha Not Specified Not Specified

    OMG! This sounds like exactly what I’m craving for right now!! Amazing recipe and stunning photograph!

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