Cherry and Peanut Butter Winks

Cherry and Peanut Butter Winks fill traditional  peanut butter cookies with candied glace cherries and jam.
Cherry and Peanut Butter Winks

Cherry and Peanut Butter Winks

By Sue  Lau | Palatable Pastime

Cherry and Peanut Butter Winks is  my recipe of the day.  It  is the last cookie recipe  I will be making this season. And I thought I might squeeze them into the  schedule in case you were still hunting  for recipes. I always have a few holiday recipes coming  down  to the wire and the crunch time becomes  decision time as to what to share with you.

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Cherry and Peanut Butter Winks

I wanted to have a few more cookies on hand for the holiday and have not done anything  peanut butter in  awhile. Plus my husband loves thumbprints. So these are a  hit.

The hit  part  for me  is that it moves out the last of my candied  glace cherries. And a  little bit of jam. I have another recipe for a jam tart tomorrow that cleared some of that out.  Don’t you  love using  up your end of season bits? Plus,  it means one less thing to buy. My jaw is still dropping at the high grocery prices.

Cherry and Peanut Butter Winks

Cherry and Peanut Butter Winks

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Cherry and Peanut Butter Winks

Cherry and Peanut Butter Winks

Sue Lau
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 28
Calories 104 kcal


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Additional granulated sugar
  • 28 red glace cherries
  • 3 tablespoons cherry jelly


  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Cream together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter and butter in a mixing bowl.
  • Stir in egg and vanilla.
  • Add flour, baking soda and baking powder and mix into a stiff dough.
  • Use a tablespoon size cookie scoop to measure dough; shape into balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  • Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and flatten somewhat.
  • Bake for 4 minutes.
  • Make an indentation with a wooden spoon into the center of each cookie (don't press all the way down).
  • Fill the hole with 1/4 teaspoon cherry jelly and top with a glace cherry.
  • Return cookies to oven and bake ten minutes more.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 67mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword peanut butter thumbprint cookies
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