I don’t traditionally think of peanut butter cookies as Christmas cookies, but they are one of my all-time favorite cookies, so I thought it would be awesome to make Christmas peanut butter cookies!
When you dip the cookies in a bit of melted chocolate and add a few festive sprinkles, you turn a year-round favorite into a tasty seasonal treat perfect for a party! And can we just talk about how perfect that chocolate and peanut butter combo is?! Few things are more delicious in my book.
peanut butter christmas cookies
Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 10 mins Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: 3 dozen Category: Desserts Method: Oven Cuisine: American INGREDIENTS
1 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
1 cup peanut butter
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil or coconut oil
Christmas sprinkles INSTRUCTIONS
In a large bowl, beat the butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and the granulated sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg, egg yolk, and peanut butter.
Add the salt, flour and baking soda to the peanut butter mixture. Stir until well combined.
Place the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball and then roll it in the granulated sugar. Place the dough ball onto a parchment or baking mat lined baking sheet. SLIGHTLY compress with fork.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack.
When the cookies are cooled, melt the chocolate chips and oil together in a small bowl. Dip half the cookie in the chocolate, place on a lined baking sheet (waxed paper works great), and sprinkle with festive sprinkles. Let the chocolate set before serving or storing.