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Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless This Mess
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x


A dip in chocolate and some festive sprinkles turn year-round favorite peanut butter cookies into a delicious Christmas treat. We love making these Christmas Peanut Butter Cookies as a family! They're perfect for eating under the Christmas tree and leaving out for Santa with a little note.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Add the salt, flour and baking soda to the peanut butter mixture. Stir until well combined.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack.
  5. 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.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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