Christmas Peanut Butter Cookies

This an easy, quick recipe for your Christmas Season.


  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter
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  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat peanut butter, margarine, sugars, egg, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Beat in remaining ingredients at low speed just until blended. Divide dough in half.

Roll each dough half about 1/8 inch thick on well-floured board with well-floured rolling pin.

Cut dough into shapes with cookie cutters. Arrange on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool completely on wire racks. Re-roll dough trimmings to cut additional cookies. Decorate, if desired, with icing, decorative sprinkles and candies


Servings: 5 Dozen
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
7 Minutes Cooking Time


By Jim from Kansas City, KS

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December 17, 20100 found this helpful

I love peanut butter cookies! I don't bake cookies often and only have about a half dozen of my favorite cookie recipes but I am going to give this recipe a try and it sounds like it might be one to get added to my favorites. :-) Thanks for sharing!

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