Santa Kiss Cookies

christmas cookies, peanut butter

Welcome December – tomorrow.  We are stepping into this glorious month and it is now time to begin the Christmas baking.  If you’ve been reading laughter and luggage for some time, you may have read (and possibly tried) my previous Christmas recipe delights – Mom’s Shortbread Cookies and Delicious Delights.  This year, I am going to share my Santa Kiss cookie recipe.

A balanced diet is a Christmas cookie in each hand…. Anonymous

Each Christmas season, I tend to begin the season with the joy of making my shortbread cookies, but this year, I have decided to begin with the delicious Santa Kiss cookies.  These scrumptious peanut butter delights have been a hit in my family since I discovered it years ago.  Once these cookies are made, I tend to have to bake many more batches since they get devoured quite quickly leading up to Christmas.  

Side Note:  This recipe does contain peanut butter. I have not tried, but I am sure a ‘nut-free’ spread can be used as a substitution if needed. If you do choose to substitute, send me off a note HERE to let me know how it turned out.  

Santa Kiss Cookies

  • I package of Peanut Butter cookie mix (I use Betty Crocker)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • Rosebuds (or Hersey Kisses)
  • Sugar

Note: You can make your own peanut butter cookie mix as well. I have done it both ways

peanut butter cookies
  1. Mix up cookie mix and roll into 1-inch balls
  2. Drop individual cookie dough balls into a bowl of sugar and roll to cover
  3. Place on cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper)
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes as per package recipe (The Betty Crocker one I use is 375 degrees)
  5. Once bottoms of cookies begin to brown, remove from oven and place a Rosebud chocolate in centre
  6. Cool completely
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Tip:  Do not place the warm cookies in tins or other containers until completely cooled since the chocolate does warm up from the warm cookie and will melt together

peanut butter cookies

These Santa Kiss Cookies will certainly be a hit in your home this Christmas and they make an excellent choice to put out Christmas Eve as well – especially for Santa.  Do you have a favourite Christmas baking item? If so, I’d love to know and get that recipe as well.  Click the button below to easily send it.  

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