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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe (without the peanuts)!

| February 7, 2014 | 29 Comments

These days most schools are nut-free zones and peanut butter in the classroom has become a thing of the past. Here’s a Peanut Butter & Jelly cookie recipe by Susan McQuillan that I discovered years ago in Sesame Street C is for Cooking cookbook which I have modified for our nut-free world. It’s easy for parents to prepare and children will love finding these in their lunch bags.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies (without the peanuts)!


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Creamy Wow Butter (peanut and gluten-free)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup jam (flavour of your choice!)


  1. Using an electric mixer, combine softened butter and Wow Butter until smooth and creamy. Add sugar and continue mixing.
  2. With mixer on low, add in the egg, milk and salt.
  3. Gradually mix in the flour.
  4. Refrigerate cookie dough for a couple of hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Using a spoon, scoop up some cookie dough and using hands, roll into a ball.
  7. Place the cookie ball onto the baking sheet and use your thumb to slightly indent the top of the cookie.
  8. When the cookie sheet is full, fill each indentation with a 1/4 tsp of jam.
  9. Bake the cookies for 15 minutes.

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  1. DebH says:

    Great Idea! My sister in law loves the Wow Butter! She has grandkids with peanut allergies and she could never keep peanut butter in the house. Now thanks to Wow Butter, she can enjoy the taste of “peanut butter” again!

    • Emily Langlois says:

      I personally recommend “sun butter” from sunflower seeds. We also cannot have nuts in our house, and Wow butter has soybeans which are also related to nuts, so we can’t have it in our house either.

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    I’m happy there is products out there like this, everyone should enjoy the taste of peanut butter

  3. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I have some Wow Butter so I am going to try baking up a batch tomorrow!

  4. Enjoy the cookies … the Wow Butter smells a bit more intense than regular peanut butter when you’re preparing the cookies but once baked, they are delicious!!

  5. Amanda says:

    This sounds great! My child doesn’t have a nut allergy but there is a little boy at her daycare who does. This recipe would be great for us to make and bring to daycare!

  6. Looks good! I imagine you can use peanuts butter if you wanted. WE have no nut allergy in my family and all LOVE peanut butter!

  7. Pam says:

    These cookies look and sound delicious! Can’t wait to try them out!

  8. Tamaravb says:

    Wow! ;). Cannot wait to try these.

  9. These look like so much fun! Perfect for schools since the cookies are peanut free and I’m thinking adults would like them as well.
    Substance of Living

  10. I have no idea they made non peanut peanut butter. I need to tell my SIL about this because my niece has a nut allergy.

  11. Mandi says:

    Yum! We don’t have a peanut allergy but these still sound really good!

  12. These look so delish! I am glad I found you and this recipe through SITS Girls!

  13. catebrazil says:

    I can’t wait to try this out withmy kids!

  14. Rick F says:

    these look good.

  15. Heidi C. says:

    My little guy has a peanut allergy so we use Wow butter in our home. Can’t wait to try these!

  16. Katina Michelis says:

    Hope he enjoys them Heidi!

  17. amy lovell says:

    YUM! looks delicious! Great twist on a classic recipe!

  18. Brenda A says:

    Has anyone tried using Sun Butter? It is sunflower seed butter and I prefer it to Wow butter. I guess I might just have to make a batch and find out!

  19. Tina F says:

    ok very interesting I would never have thought of doing this with peanut butter cookies..Guess its time to try

  20. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe

  21. kathy downey says:

    Tried this on the weekend and omg they are so so good

  22. Katina Michelis says:

    @ Kathy Downey .. these cookies don’t last long at our place. Even my kids’ friends have asked them to ask me for the recipe so they can give to their parents!!!!

  23. Katina Michelis says:

    It will definitely make it into my next book if I ever get around to it. Yummy recipes for families!!

  24. DARLENE W says:

    Thanks for the recipe, looks like one of the thumbprint cookies

  25. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.It looks delicious

  26. Susan T. says:

    I love Wow Butter and have been using it for everything instead of peanut butter. These cookies sound awesome!

  27. kathy downey says:

    I will have to try this soon

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