Holiday Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Christmas, Dessert, North American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 125
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Nostalgia gets an update with these Holiday Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Cookies.  Take a classic peanut butter cookie and add cream cheese to get a lighter, flakier, tastier update on your favourite childhood cookie. 
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter, smooth
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles, Christmas-themed

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.  Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, using a hand-held mixer, beat together the butter, cream cheese, and both sugars, until well combined.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract.  Beat into the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Next, at the peanut butter.  Beat to incorporate.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Beat until just combined.
  • Add the chopped peanuts and stir into the cookie dough.
  • Using a cookie scoop, drop 1-tablespoon mounds onto the prepared cookie sheet.  Press the back of a fork into the cookie mound in an X pattern to flatten to cookie.
  • Top each cookie with candy sprinkles and bake for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a minute or two before transferring to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg