These festive Snowman Peanut Butter cookies are perfect for your next Christmas or holiday party. This peanut butter cookie recipe results in soft and chewy peanut butter cookies decorated with powdered sugar, chocolate chips and Reese’s pieces. These are a simple snowman dessert that is best served with cold milk.
Peanut Butter Cookies
10tablespoonsunsalted butterroom temperature (1 stick + 2 tablespoons)
1cupdark brown sugarpacked
⅔cupcreamy peanut butter
2cupsall purpose flour
½cupstandard size chocolate chipsdark or milk chocolate
20orange Reese’s Pieces
In a large mixing bowl using either a hand mixer or stand mixer on low, cream together room temperature butter and sugar until the consistency of wet sand.
Add in peanut butter, eggs and vanilla and mix thoroughly with mixer.
Next add in flour, salt and baking soda and mix until just combined. Allow to rest for 30-45 minutes in the refrigerator, covered.
While the cookie dough is resting, preheat the oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Portion out 1.5 ounces of cookie dough and roll it into a ball. Slightly flatten like a pancake until the cookie is about 2.5 inches across. Continue until 6 cookies are on the baking sheet. Be sure to leave about 1 ½ inches between cookies.
Bake for 10 minutes until slightly golden brown around the edges but still soft on top. Remove from the oven.
Immediately after removing from the oven, using a sifter or fine mesh sieve, lightly dust powdered sugar over each cookie. Dust just enough to lightly cover the surface.
Use 2 chocolate chips and place the eyes on the top half of the cookie but placing the tip into the cookie, leaving the flat side up. Next place the chocolate chip for the center of the mouth on the bottom half of the cookie, again with the flat side up. Add 2 chocolate chips to each side to form a smile, with the flat side up.
Finally, add an orange Reese’s Pieces placed on it’s side for the nose in the center of the cookie.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes total and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
Repeat steps 5-10 until all cookie dough is baked and decorated.
Make the dough up to three days in advance and store in the fridge before baking.
This recipe makes about 20 1.5 ounce cookies.
Use standard sized chocolate chips, large is okay in a pinch. Mini is too small
Decorate cookies after baking for best results.
Light or dark brown sugar will work just fine.
I’ve never used an all natural peanut butter for this recipe, I’m not sure what the consistency will do to the cookie dough.
You can totally use any orange candy for the nose but I like Reese’s Pieces and I know they have a lot of orange pieces.
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