Cookies for Santa

Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s Christmas cookie season and I’ve been baking up a storm. I took my usual recipe and doubled it to make over 5 dozen cookies. Then I added some mini Reese’s pieces and chocolate chips for a cookie that really hits the spot. Whether you make these cookies for Santa, a friend, or yourself, these are sure to hit the spot.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 70 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Can you take a recipe claiming to be The Best Peanut Butter Cookies and make them even better? I've adapted one of my favorite recipes to have even more peanut butter goodness.


  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter flavor shortening
  • 2 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup mini Reese's pieces
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream peanut butter, shortening and brown sugar. Add egg; mix well.
  3. Stir in milk and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  5. Stir in the chips.
  6. Scoop by the tablespoon onto cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Peanut Butter Cookies

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About julie

I'm Julie and I live in St. Louis. I've gone from living in a 1940s house I renovated to living in an 1890s house that needs a lot of love. I tend to bounce between projects, whether it be decor, cooking, DIY, renovation, or enjoying STL. This blog is about doing it all and the attitude needed to get it all done. You can reach me at [email protected] if you have any questions or comments.
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5 Responses to Cookies for Santa

  1. Kyle & Lisha says:

    Oh my gosh! Those look delectably delicious! mmm… Thank you so much for putting the recipe up! I also think that the reese’s pieces really put the final touch on it 🙂

  2. Natasha Kidman says:

    OH yes! I am sure Santa would love these! Anything P&B is good in my book!!! Thanks so much for linking up! 🙂

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