Holiday Peanut Butter Cookies

Add red and green for a festive touch to this classic peanut butter drop cookie recipe.

Holiday Peanut Butter Cookies
Yield: about 4 dozen Prep 20 mins Bake 375°F 11 mins


  • 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 cup red and green M&M's
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Blend flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.

2. Beat butter and peanut butter in large bowl until creamy. Beat in sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Add vanilla.

3. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in 1/4 cup warm water. Fold in M&M's and nuts.

4. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with your hand to form a 2-inch round.

5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 11 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 129, Fat, total (g): 6, chol. (mg): 15, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 18, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 3, sodium (mg): 52, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.