Get In My Belly: Christmas cookie recipe

We got snowed in a few weekends back so, we baked.  AND, if you are keeping track, that means we got to check one of the Christmas Activities (which is in lieu of presents) off the list.  I love lists and checking things off (not things twice, unlike a certain fatty I know).  So.  I’m giving YOU my favorite Christmas cookie recipe because I think you are really special and, since it’s stolen from, it’s not something I can actually give to you in the first place.  Bake ’em.  Love ’em.  Bring me some?


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.  I don’t sift anything.  Just whisk it and pretend that’s what they mean.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.  Eat a few balls accidentally.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.  Unfortunately, the cooling part is an agonizing but necessary evil.

If they last this long, these would be pretty to bring to a holiday party.  I wouldn’t know.  Here.  More pictures.

12 thoughts on “Get In My Belly: Christmas cookie recipe

  1. you tease! for a minute I glanced at the picture and thought those were mini quiche and got really really excited. I’m on cookie restriction after eating an entire tin of my friend’s homemade cookies this year.. haha

    enjoy them!!!! they look delicious! <3


    • Well, the recipe does call for egg so consider this a chocolate peanut butter quiche! :) I need to cut out some of the sweets too…pray for me!

  2. Note to all the candace readers: these cookies are THE BEST! Make them if you want major brownie (cookie?) points with your significant other. It definitely worked on me.

  3. I LOVE those cookies! Does this mean that I should make them myself? Because I am quite certain they taste so much better when made by The Candace & The Hubs :-)

  4. YEA, bring them to our Christmas celebration. Maybe sometime in the next 10 years I’ll bake something :):):) I have other hidden talents – like right now I get to go and shovel the front steps, but I’m really good at that – lol!!!

  5. Love the comment, Auntie Deb! You are a woman of many talents! Unfortunately, we gobbled these up already but I’ll make some up for next Christmas – they are fab!

  6. good heavens. I had to write this twice because of the email thing. You are an excellent cookie maker and eater. ::)) Will diet in 2011 and Exercise. love mamap

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