Christmas Peanut Butter Cookies

Nothing says comfort food quite like a freshly baked peanut butter cookie. Dress up these favorites for Christmas with red and green M&M's candies!

Photo by Dorothy J.

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

16

minutes

SERVINGS

4

dozen

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

16

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/2

    cup creamy peanut butter

  • 3/4

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 3/4

    cup granulated sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4

    cup warm water

  • 1

    cup red and green M&M's candies

  • 1/2

    cup peanuts, chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F. Blend flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter and peanut butter in large bowl until creamy. Beat in sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Add vanilla. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in 1/4 cup warm water. Fold in M&M's candies and chopped peanuts. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly to form 2-inch rounds. Bake 11 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack.

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