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Super Simple Peek-a-Boo Cookies!

Pook a Boo Cookies

Can you say, Yummm??

This is from the super fun, super easy, super frugal-friendly recipes over at Mr. Food! I’m such a fan of the Mr. Food cookbooks, that’s definitely my style of cooking – simple and quick! I’ll share some ways to get bunches of his recipes FREE in a minute, but first – lets get to the important part of the post, how to make these amazing cookies….

These bakery-worthy homemade sandwich-style Peek-a-Boo cookies have yummy jam that peeks out from holes in their sugar-coated tops. Whether you make ’em to enjoy at home or for a bake sale, these will go fast!

Peek-a-Boo Cookies

Makes: 4 dozen cookies
Cooking Time: 10 min


  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup jam or preserves (see Options)
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar


  1. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat butter, granulated sugar, egg, vanilla, and salt until creamy. Gradually add flour, beating until well mixed. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Divide dough into 4 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles and place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Using a plastic drinking straw, randomly cut out circles of dough from half the cookies.
  4. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes, or until light golden. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. Spread jam evenly over solid cookies. Sprinkle remaining cookies with confectioners’ sugar. Place the cookies with holes over the jam-topped cookies. Serve, or store in an airtight container.

Busy Mom Tips:

  • In a hurry? Or, like me, and hate getting out a mixer? Use a refrigerated cookie dough instead!
  • These cookies are delicious and adorable! Try putting out a plate of these along with mugs of steaming cider. Mmmm…..
  • Any flavor jam can be used, but we like to use an assortment so there are different colors peeking through the holes in the cookies.
  • You can also make these with frosting, chocolate syrup, caramel sundae topping… Get creative!

Love it?

Super simple, super yummy, and they are just so cute and fun – perfect for holiday entertaining, or to give as gifts.

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Thanks for reading! Have a great day…..

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