PB & J Thumbprint Cookies with NaturallySweet California Raisins

{Disclosure: The following post is a part of a paid promotion between The Healthy Aperture Blogger Network and California Raisins. I did receive California Raisins for recipe development.  Opinions expressed are my own.}

It’s a beautiful thing when the PB&J sandwich goes all cookie on us.

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I really think cookies are the real identity for the PB&J combo.  Sandwich-Smamwich.  It just took PB&J a while to find itself.  But now it has and it’s never looked better.  You can’t look bad as a cookie.  You just can’t.

I think everyone goes through a phase after elementary/middle/high school where they are completely burnt out on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  One too many soggy school lunch sandwiches.  I gave myself a palate cleanse from the nutty & sweet sandwiches for about 8 years after high school.  Now I’m like bring me all the gourmet-style peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  I want fancy, whole grain bread with fancy, no sugar added nut butter and fancy, cherry jelly. 

And I don’t want a little tiny scoop of nut butter on the sandwich either…there needs to be a healthy slather.  And that is the ultimate key to creating a PB&J sandwich that completely crushes it.

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But we’re moving on from sandwiches.  Moving to bigger and better and tastier things.  Creative PB&J infused things like:

Grown Up PB + J Cookies from How Sweet It Is

Peanut Butter Jelly Macaroons from Eats Well With Others

Banana, Peanut Butter & Jelly on Olive Oil, Sea Salt & Cocoa Bread

PB & J Oatmeal Crumble Bars via The Nutritious Kitchen

PB & J Cookies stuffed with Banana Slices

Peanut Butter & Jelly Coconut Cashew Sandwich Cookies via Averie Cooks

Vegan PB&J Pie from Minimalist Baker

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And now I’ve partnered with Healthy Aperture Network & California Raisins to create yet another PB&J combo.  The recipe for No-bake PBandJ Thumbprint Cookies with NaturallySweet California Raisins is just one click away.  With the natural sweetness of raisins, these cookies have no added sugar and are still just as perfectly sweet as can be. 

Click on over to Healthy Aperture if you’re a PB&J lover. do it do it.


  1. Holy peanut butter and jelly heaven. Yum looks delish and such a great combo!

  2. All I can say is…YES PLEASE. I am all about the PB&J in cookie form. These look so cute and miniature I feel like I could easily eat 5 in one sitting! Your recipe is so simple and healthy too…pinning for sure! Thanks for sharing my crumble bars too!

  3. These are SO pretty! I LOVE anything PB&J related, so these sound perfect! Want to come make me some? ;)

  4. LOVE how the cookies are mini-cup things to fill with more deliciousness!!! so cute and such a functionally delicious idea. thank you!

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