Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

This recipe isn’t 100% paleo because of the peanut butter, but you can definitely substitute another nut butter to make it paleo: like almond, or macadamia. 

This recipe also uses Simply Stacked baking mix. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s an all-purpose gluten-free, paleo, low carb, and low-glycemic baking mix. It’s unsweetened so you can use it to make sweet or savory items. 

To order Simlly Stacked, go to: For 10% off, use code: Ali

They have a bunch of recipes on their site. I think it’s best for pancakes 🙂 


Anyway, here’s the recipe for the cookies!

2/3 cup of Simply Stacked Grain Free Mix 

2 tablespoons coconut oil or ghee, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 tablespoons coconut sugar

1 ripe banana

1/4 nut butter (I used peanut butter)

About 1/4 c jam or jelly (I used Trader Joe’s, it’s sweetened with grape juice)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Also, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it. 

In a large mixing bowl, smash your banana with the vanilla, melted fat, coconut sugar, nut butter, and eggs. 

Mix in the Simply Stacked mix. 

Use a tablespoon to drop little balls of dough. They don’t spread, but don’t smush them down. We’ll do that later. 

Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 min.

As soon as you pull them out, use the back of a small spoon, or your thumb, to create a little crater in the cookie for your jam. 

After you’ve created all the nooks, use a 1/2 teaspoon to scoop your jam into the crater. 

Makes about 12-16 cookies. 

Link to Simply Stacked is also available in my Paleo Resources section 🙂 Don’t forget to use Ali for 10% off at


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My name is Ali. I love food and cooking, but I am also incredibly busy. I'm a Certified Personal Trainer, as well as a Doctoral Candidate in the History Department at USC. Follow me if you'd like some of my paleo culinary creations! All recipes property of Alicia Gutierrez-Romine

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