Valentines Day Peanut Butter Cookies With M&Ms

by Linette

Everyone seems to love our traditional peanut butter cookie recipe, so I thought I’d give it a fun twist for Valentine’s Day and add some of the Valentine M&Ms to the mix, to make some Valentines Day peanut butter cookies. They were a big hit at our house, I’m hoping they will be at your house too!

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Valentine's Day Peanut Butter Cookies With M&Ms
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Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 24
 
A fun Valentine's Day twist to a traditional peanut butter cookie recipe.
Ingredients
  • 1 stick of butter
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • sugar for sprinkling
  • 1 cup Valentine's Day M&Ms
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients, in a medium bowl, then set the mixture aside.
  3. Cream together the butter, peanut butter, and sugars.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla to the mixture until well combined.
  5. Add the sifted dry ingredients again mix until well combined.
  6. Pinch off and roll a tablespoon of cookie dough into a ball.
  7. Place the balls 2-inches apart on the baking sheet.
  8. Sprinkle roll in the sugar.
  9. Dip a fork into some flour and use the backside to flatten the dough balls in a criss-cross pattern.
  10. Put a few M&Ms into the top of each cookie.
  11. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let set for 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack

I hope these are as big of a hit at your house as they have been at ours!

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