Monday, December 28, 2009

Santa Snacks

How was your Christmas? Mine was too short but so wonderful. The living room is still piled high with boxes and gifts that will wander eventually to their permanent homes. But for now, I'm enjoying the remnants of Christmas bliss.

My brother and I made Santa some cookies this year. We're going to start a tradition of trying new recipes for Santa every year, and this year we started with a great cookie! For the peanut butter and chocolate lovers out there, this is a delightful cookie. Let me know what you think if you try it.

Santa's Peanut Butter & Chocolate Drops Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 sticks softened butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/4 to 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter*
1 bag chocolate and peanut butter morsels (11 ounces)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

*I like more PB, so it's really what you like. It's just for taste.

PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add peanut butter and gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels (and nuts if you're using them).

DROP by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. (I use parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.)

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 4 minutes; move to wire racks to cool completely. (I also put parchment paper or wax paper on my cooling racks so cookies don't stick or fall through.)


I'm showing off at DIY Day on A Soft Place to Land.


And Simply Sweet Home.

Blessed with Grace


Brenda said...

Those sound good, how did Santa like them? ;)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Ohhh yummy I know Santa would have loved those at our house :). Thanks for the new recipe.

Stopping by from TMTT :)

Sherry said...

the santa at my house would have loved those too!

Chris said...

OMGosh, I am so glad I ran into your blog, I LOVE IT! What a tradition and the recipe, thanks for sharing!

Kimberly said...

Santa ate them all up!!! :) In fact, he left with the plate! haha!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Look good. My "santa" would have enjoyed them! Happy New Year and thanks for linking to TMTT.


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