These Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies are perfect for Christmas neighbor goodie platters! They’re soft and drizzled with melted Sugar Cookie Kisses! Christmas cookies are the best, don’t you agree?!
I’m so excited to be participating in the Sweetest Season Cookie Exchange with lots of blog friends! This is my fourth year taking part in this fun event and very special cause to raise funds for childhood cancer. It’s a perfect time to open our hearts and give to others who are in need. I love the general feeling of charity and generosity that abounds during this most wonderful season.
You’ll want to check out past years’ cookies that I’ve shared as part of this exchange, including these Peppermint Sugar Cookies, these Christmas Cake Mix Cookies 3 Ways, and these Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies. All of them are so incredibly delicious! And if you are willing and able, would you please consider donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer? I know it will be a blessing to these sweet children.
These cookies are what I believe every sugar cookie should be-soft and phenomenal! I personally don’t get excited about a crunchy sugar cookie. But if the sugar cookie is soft and fresh, I’ll never turn it down! In this recipe, the dough balls are rolled in sugar, then pressed and baked. Then, the most amazing drizzling of melted Sugar Cookie Kisses finishes them off.
Each bite is pure bliss! These cookies taste like Christmas, if Christmas had a flavor. 🙂 I know these will make a perfect addition to your holiday goodie plates! They are unbelievably scrumptious! You also need to add these Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies to your platters! So yummy!
I hope these become a holiday baking tradition at your house! They certainly will be at ours! I love the little red and green studs in the melted Sugar Cookie Kisses. These are magically delicious!
I’m not sure if you’ve heard of the Swig Cookie, but these are very similar in look and taste and texture. You’re going to be so glad you made these! I suggest you run to the kitchen and bake up a batch asap! 🙂
What are your favorite Christmas traditions? My family loves looking at lights, watching Christmas movies, going caroling and delivering Christmas cookies to friends and neighbors, just to name a few. We always have a “holiday bucket list” that we tackle during the month of December. Each day, leading up to Christmas, is filled with fun and excitement and the joy of giving.
Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies
- 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 c. salted butter softened
- 1 1/4 c. granulated sugar plus 1/4 cup for rolling
- 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3/4 c. smooth and creamy peanut butter
- 28 Sugar Cookie Kisses candies unwrapped
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line cookie sheets with nonstick baking liners or lightly spray them with nonstick baking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt to combine. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium-high speed, cream together the softened butter and 1 1/4 c. sugar until light and fluffy, for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add egg, egg yolk, vanilla and peanut butter and mix just until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula in between.
- Slowly mix in the flour mixture.
- Place 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a shallow dish or a bowl. Using a 2" in diameter cookie scoop, scoop the dough into balls, then roll in sugar to coat evenly. Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Flatten the dough balls with the bottom of a measuring cup.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Check at 8 minutes. Don't over bake. You don't want them to start to brown, or they'll be dry.
- Let them sit on the cookie sheets for a few minutes before carefully removing them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Unwrap 28 Sugar Cookie Kiss candies and place them in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt them in the microwave (in 30 second increments), stirring in between. Drizzle over cookies and allow the drizzle to set up before serving.
- Store in an air-tight container.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, filled with lots of sweet treats, serving and giving.