Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Any time these appear on a cookie tray, I have to restrain myself from eating all of them.  So I decided to go ahead and make them myself this year – definitely will be a regular addition in the cookie tins.  This is from Joy of Baking.

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Mint Chocolate Cookies

This may be one of my favorite cookies I’ve ever done – but I love all things mint.  Definitely a popular one in this year’s cookie tins.

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Cherry Chocolate Blossoms

Another new cookie in this year’s holiday cookie extravaganza, this one was cute and went over well.  A twist on peanut butter blossoms.

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Holiday M&M Bars

One of the cookies for our yearly holiday cookie tins – as much as I am not a fan of chocolate, I really liked this one.  Simple and makes a lot, too.

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Peppermint Mocha Cookies

These were the definite winners for the Christmas cookies, IMO.  Really excellent, and I am no fan of chocolate.  I messed up the first batch by not soaking the espresso granules, and they were still great, but they were exceptional when done correctly.  Definitely one to make next year.

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Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

I heart anything peanut butter, and these cookies were no exception.  We were looking for something besides the traditional to add to our Christmas gift baskets, and this went well.  Definitely one I will make over and over!  I originally got the recipe from Epicurious and tweaked for more peanut butter and extract (I used almond).

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Iced Sugar Cookies

Nothing says Christmas like iced sugar cookies!  They’re so pretty, and actually sugar cookies are my favorite…and these are so fun.  Icing is included at the bottom of the recipe, but I left a few with just some sprinkles or glitter sugar.  This is an old recipe I have, and they can make thinner, crispier cookies, or thick and chewy.  The icing is a tried and true I got from Allrecipes many moons ago.  Keep in mind that the icing dries as a glaze…this is not a royal icing.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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