Who doesn’t love a Christmas Cookie Exchange?
We would like to share with you some of our favorite Christmas cookies! We can’t give you the actual cookie, but we can give you the recipes! You can see one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes below, and then find links to several other great Christmas cookie recipes at the bottom of this post. We have also provided a linky on the bottom for you to link up your favorite Christmas cookies! Come participate in our Online Christmas Cookie Exchange!
One of our family’s favorite Christmas cookies is called Santa’s Snickers Brand Surprises. It is peanut butter cookie dough wrapped around a miniature size Snicker’s bar. Usually my mom makes these for Christmas, but I had already posted many of my favorite Christmas cookies for the Creative K Kids last year, so I made these cookies for this cookie exchange.
I ran out of miniature Snicker’s bars, so I started using other candy bars. I would not recommend using Butterfinger. Some of the candy got hard and chewy after melting. I also tried miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey Kisses. Both of those tasted great. I particularly loved the Peanut Butter cups. So if you really want to have a surprise, use all three candies (Snickers, Peanut Butter Cups, and Kisses)!
These cookies are not hard to make. Just use a tablespoon of dough (I actually measured!), flatten it out with your hands, place a miniature candy bar in the middle, wrap the dough around the candy, roll it into a ball, and bake it. After the cookies are baked and cooled, drizzle some chocolate over the top if so desired. I used chocolate almond bark.
- 2 sticks butter softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Miniature candy bars Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or Hershey Kisses
- Chocolate for drizzling
Combine butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and sugar.
Beat until fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla. Mix.
Add flour, salt, and baking soda.
Cover and chill dough for 2-3 hours.
Unwrap 13 oz. package Snickers Brand Miniatures. (My recipe made about 55-60 cookies. I was careful to only use 1 Tablespoon of dough per cookie.)
Divide chilled dough into 1 tablespoon pieces and flatten. Place a miniature in the center of each piece of dough. Form the dough into a ball around each miniature. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 325° for 10-12 minutes. (I was in a hurry and did it at 350°. The cookies were fine.)
Holiday hint: Spruce up Santa's surprises by drizzling melted chocolate or chocolate frosting over the top of each cookie. (I used milk chocolate almond bark from Aldis.)
You can also follow our Online Exchange Christmas Cookie Pinterest Board HERE to see all the posts that are linked up below plus some other great Christmas posts that we find!
Link up your Christmas cookie recipes, and they will be seen on all the hosts’ blogs!