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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies – Week 1



I don’t believe Christmas is so close.  I swear it was just the beginning of summer!  April at Abby’s Sweets is hosting this wonderful challenge called 12 Weeks of Christmas cookies.  Instead of 12 days, we are counting the weeks before Christmas. Check out the other recipes here

Basic Peanut Butter Cookie

(Adapted from Simple Recipes)

1/2 Cup of Sugar

1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup of Butter – Room Temp

1/2 Cup of Peanut Butter

1 Egg

1 1/4 Cup of Flour

3/4 Tsp of Baking Soda

1/2 Tsp of Baking Powder

1/4 tsp of Salt

*my Add – 2 Cups of Semi sweet chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F
  2. Whip the sugars and butter together until it becomes cream.
  3. Add the peanut butter and egg until it is completely incorporated.
  4. While that is mixing, shift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Slowly add it to the wet ingredients.
  6. When that is fully mixed, slowly fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Place the bowl in the fridge for at least and hour to chill.
  8. Once it is chilled, scoop out 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes.




  1. Please, can't we at least get past Halloween before we set our sights on Christmas?

  2. You can't beat the chocolate and peanut butter combination! Yum

  3. I want a cookie now. Thanks a lot. Put one in the mail and send it to me please?

  4. Chocolate chips & peanut butter! What's better than that?!
    I can't believe we are only 12 weeks away from Christmas!
    Nice blog!

  5. My kind of celebration. (Are we really that close?) Mmmm that flavor combo is a killer. Those look so good!

  6. Who can resist peanut butter and chocolate chips? They look so good. I'm not ready to start thinking about Christmas yet

  7. Peanut butter and chocolate chip??? MMM!! Can't go wrong!

  8. I love a peanut butter cookie and love it even better with the chocolate chips added in!

  9. Nothing better than PB and chocolate together! Ugh, I can't believe Xmas is so close, I have so much to do!

  10. Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven!

  11. christmas? omg. i'm not ready. i'm still in denial. i want my summer back. warmth and sunshine.

  12. Can you think of a better union than peanut butter and chocolate??? These look great. Not ready to think about Christmas yet, though!

  13. MMMMM, cookies especially cookies with PB and chocolate, you definitely can't go wrong there. These look great! I know, it is so crazy how time flies, especially when you have kids, it make me sad to think about how fast it goes:(

  14. I am looking forward to all the cookies you are going to make!