Santa’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Baking Santa’s peanut butter cookies on Christmas Eve is an important tradition at my house. After dinner, the girls and I whip up a batch of cookies to be left out with a glass of milk for Santa. We’ve done this every year, without fail, since I was pregnant with Belle. 

That pregnancy was a rough one. Belle didn’t seem to want to stay put until her due date, so I was on bed rest for months. Luckily, Kodecker, my baby sister, was going through her little helper phase. She stepped in to keep Bug happy when I couldn’t get on the floor to play with Barbie, waited on me hand and foot, and must’ve made a hundred batches of peanut butter cookies when I craved something sweet.

Kodecker was such a blessing that year! An eleven-year-old superhero; who stepped in to bake cookies for Santa with her niece. I’ve never forgotten watching those two bake together all those years ago. It’s one of my favorite memories.

That happened 14 years ago, and the girls and I have used the same recipe to bake Santa’s peanut butter cookies every year since. Cheap to make, delicious, and so easy a preteen can bake them, these are the perfect cookies! I hope you and yours enjoy them as much as we have over the years.

Santa’s Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups white sugar; separated
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Thoroughly mix peanut butter, 1 cup white sugar, and 1 egg
  3. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in remaining sugar to coat
  4. Place on a greased cookie sheet, and press flat with a fork
  5. Bake for 10 minutes

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