It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only days away. For some reason, this holiday season feels like it’s gone by particularly fast. Does it seem that way to you?

I’m pretty sure that I won’t be ready for Christmas until after it’s over. It seems that there is always something else to decorate, another batch of cookies to bake, or one more gift to get. If you share this-never-quite-finished syndrome, I thought I’d offer you a little tip today.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm

Since it’s the season for parties, I’m sure you will be attending one or two (even if it’s at Grandma’s house). It’s always nice to take something to give the host. So this year, when I attend holiday get-togethers, I’ll be packing my new favorite candle and some homemade cookies. A sweet little gift for any host.


Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm

Speaking of cookies, let me show you how to make these easy, delicious, and festive cookies. While they are great anytime of the year, I few little sprinkles on top add a great holiday touch.

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm

Don’t you think? This recipe yields about 36 cookies. With a plate of these, a big glass of milk, and some Christmas movies, I’m set for the night!

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

makes about 30 cookies

Here's what you will need:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup crea peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
36 miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped
colored sprinkles

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.

Then in a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set this aside.

With a mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. This should take about 4-5 minutes. Then add the egg and vanilla. Mix to combine. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place in cups of a miniature muffin pan.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly brown and still puffy. Remove from the oven and press a peanut butter cup in the middle of each cookie. Once the chocolate starts to melt on the top, add a pinch of sprinkles. Cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the pans; then allow the chocolate to firm up completely.


Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm

I don’t know about you, but I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I could snack on these morning, noon, and night. Plus, they are a breeze to make! What’s your favorite holiday cookie?

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Peanut Butter Cup Cookies | Inspired by Charm

Happy holidays, my friends!

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This post was created as part of my collaboration with Glade. As always, the thoughts and ideas are my own.

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  • Patty at

    Thanks for the tips Michael! I was wondering if you had the calorie/nutritional content for these cookies? Merry Christmas!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m so sorry. I have NO idea. Let’s say they are fat free during the holidays. 😉

      xo Michael

  • Gabby at

    Peanut butter cup cookies are my FAVORITE! Mmmm 🙂

  • Claire @ A Little Claireification at

    These are ALWAYS one of my fave cookies, no matter what time of year! And I am NOT counting calories right now because Christmas cookies don’t count. 😉
    Love those spruce scented Glade candles, too. I will say that, of all the candles out there {and I MAY be a candle addict}, these little Glade bad boys get the job done the best. True story.
    Pinned these cookies! xo

  • Susan Christy at

    Been making these for over 20 years and I am not allowed at a family get together without them, no matter what time of year. So good!!!!!

  • Layla @ Brunch Time Baker at

    Omg these little bites look so yummy! Iove the peanut butter center, Can’t wait to try them for New Years!

  • Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste at

    Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are my ultimate weakness! And I absolutely love your festive addition of holiday sprinkles. Yum!

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