‘Tis the Season
Here’s a Christmas cookie recipe that is simple to make so you can enjoy Christmas — the way it’s meant to be. All you need is a few ingredients, a few minutes, and maybe a few extra little fingers to help out! :D
This is a variation of the classic peanut butter thumbprint cookie recipe, and you’ll only need 4 ingredients! This is a great holiday treat but be warned! You’ll find yourself craving them all year round.
What you need:
1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg, 12 Hershey kisses
What to do:
In a large bowl, mix the sugar, peanut butter, and egg until smooth.
Scoop one tablespoon at a time onto a baking sheet. Flatten each one slightly to about ¾” thick.
Put them into your fridge to chill for about an hour.
Near the end of the chilling time, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Baking time is short! You’ll only require about 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown but the center is still soft. Do not overbake - this will dry them out.
Let the cookies sit for about 5 minutes before adding a Hershey Kiss to the middle of each cookie.
Cool fully to room temperature before enjoying or storing.
Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days, or try one of our storage tips below.
Bake them just a few days before you want them for the freshest cookies. If you need to prepare ahead of the event, then use one of these storage tips below.
To preserve freshness of your Christmas cookies, try one of the following:
- Store your cooked cookies (after they’ve cooled to room temp) in the fridge for up to 7 to 10 days. Remember to use a sealed container.
- Freezing your cookies for a couple of weeks won’t hurt them. Just pull them out the night before you need them.
- You can also store your cookies in a cool place, like the garage. This tip works great for those who live in colder climates. Allow 1-2 hours for cookies to come back to room temperature. Tip: you can also put them back in the oven at a low temperature to warm them up.