Christmas Peanut Butter Rosettes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Christmas, North American, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 40 cookies
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
A light and fluffy peanut butter cookie with a milk chocolate rosette center, which has been rolled in sanding sugar.  Christmas Peanut Butter Rosettes will add lots of festive colour and flavour to your holiday baking!
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  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, smooth
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sanding sugar, for rolling (optional)
  • 40 whole chocolate rosettes


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.  Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand-held mixer to beat together the butter and the peanut butter until light and creamy.  
  • Add both sugars and beat until well combined.
  • Next, add the egg, mil, and the vanilla; beat into the sugar and butter mixture.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Mix into the wet ingredients just until the flour has been incorporated.
  • Portion out about one 1/2 tablespoon of the cookie dough.  Roll into a ball and then roll into the sanding sugar, if you're using.  The sanding sugar adds a little bit of sweetness, not much, but mostly colour and festivity.  It's completely optional.
  • Place the ball onto the prepared baking sheet.  Roll more balls and place on the baking sheet, leaving about two inches of space between each ball.
  • Bake for exactly 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and immediately insert a chocolate rosette (rosebud) into the center of the cookie.  Press the rosette into the cookie until about halfway down.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to continue cooling.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.4mg