The Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe You've Been Waiting Your Entire Life For

Monday, November 24, 2014

Disclosure: I was compensated by Skippy for my participation in this promotion. All opinions and the recipe are my own.
Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter cookie recipe
Here at Lunchbox Dad I like to show you parenting products and food that will help you out and make your life easier. Normally we talk about lunches and family dinners, but with the holidays right around the corner, I had to share this amazing Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Cookie recipe we came up with. Actually it's two slightly different recipes but you can make both at the same time. The Reindeer Cookies are a fun variant for kids! 

My family heard about Skippy Peanut Butter's #SkippyYIPPEECookies Pinterest contest and we knew we must bake these cookies for inspiration and enter the contest by creating a Pinterest board. It's so easy I wanted to encourage you Lunchbox Dad readers to enter as well. After all, you could win the ultimate kitchen baking kit, one thousand dollars, or a year's supply of peanut butter! All that for just creating a holiday board on Pinterest. To see the rules to enter the contest just click HERE.

Some of the best times that my family has is gathering in the kitchen for cooking and baking. It might sound funny, but if you have never cooked a meal with your spouse or baked cookies with your kids then you are missing out. I am challenging you to experiment in the kitchen, try new things, let your kids get silly, and laugh a lot. After all, that's how my family came up with these delicious cookie recipes. We used Skippy because its tastes awesome and they are all about using their peanut butter to help transform every day, ordinary moments into extraordinary fun! 

Make no mistake, these are the peanut butter cookie recipes you have been waiting your entire life for, and the recipes are below. They are perfect for the holidays or even just anytime when you need something salty and sweet. For more info about Skippy be sure and check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter cookie recipe

Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter Cookies:
Makes 3 Dozen Cookies

Cookie Ingredients
1 Cup Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Cup butter (softened)
3/4 Cup granulated sugar
3/4 Cup brown sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 3/4 Cup flour

Topping Ingredients
1 Jar Skippy Natural Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread
2 Cups crushed pretzel pieces
1 Cup granulated sugar

Directions
1. Cream together Skippy Peanut Butter together butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, baking powder, baking soda, and flour. Refrigerate dough for 3-24 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3. Form dough into one inch balls. Place remaining granulated sugar in small bowl and roll dough balls in it until lightly covered in sugar. 
4. Place dough balls on greased cookie sheet. Lightly press down on middle of balls with a large serving spoon.
5. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
6. Remove cookies from oven and let cool. 
7. Spread Skippy Natural Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread on top of cookies. Top with desired amount of crushed pretzel pieces and enjoy!

Sweet and Salty Peanut Butter cookie recipe

Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients
Same as above except do not crush the pretzels into small pieces. Instead you will want large broken pretzel pieces for the reindeer antlers. Make sure and have two for each cookie. 
You will also need your favorite candy covered chocolates. Two brown and one red piece for each cookie.

Directions
1. Prepare cookies the same as above in steps 1-5. 
2. Remove cookies from oven and immediately insert pretzel antlers into cookies. Let cool.
3. Spread Skippy Natural Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread on top of cookies.
4. Press two brown candies in for the eyes and one red candy for the nose. Serve and enjoy!

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