These Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are a classic Christmas cookie, and with good reason. They are simple to make and tasty!
We can’t kick off this Second Annual 7 Days of Christmas Cookies without starting with a cookie that is near and dear to my heart. It’s a peanut butter cookie, my favorite cookie, filled with my favorite candy, the peanut butter cup! It’s a classic Christmas cookie that can be found at almost every cookie exchange.
One of my favorite parts of this cookie is the underdoneness <— is that even a word? that you get from pulling these from the oven after baking for a few minutes, in order to squish a peanut butter cup right into the center! You could totally do a dark chocolate or white chocolate peanut butter cup. I just like that classic! It reminds me so much of my childhood. I remember a candy dish would always been filled with several different kinds of candy growing up, and one of those was peanut butter cups!
Of course at my grandmothers house the only thing you’d ever find in her candy dish were kisses candy, which are also pretty tasty, and remind me of my childhood. I have made several Christmas cookies using the peppermint crunch version. I’ll be sure to share those at the end for y’all. They are fun cookies to look at! You could totally do a kiss in the center of these cookies too. The little secret to getting these so perfect is using a mini muffin pan to bake these. I make the mistake of trying to do it without once and you just can’t get the same underbaked effect.
Have you ever had these classic cookies? Have you made them? They are too simple not to make at least once. I have included one of my favorite peanut butter cookie recipes as the base. You really want a peanut butter recipe that isn’t too crumbly.
Looking for some fun Christmas Cookies?