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.
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.