Fresh recipes for Christmas peanut cookies. Try all six delicious variants!

Do you believe pecans are only good when eaten as a salty snack while watching TV?

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Pecans can be used for baking just as easily as almonds or walnuts.

You might want to consider trying out our peanut butter cookie recipes.

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Peanut candy with salted caramel

You can use hazelnuts, peanut butter, or flour when baking for Christmas, as in this recipe.



  • 1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  1. First, prepare the filling.
  2. Combine the peanut butter and powdered sugar in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Shape into small balls and place in the freezer.
  4. Using a food processor, beat the peanut butter, butter, and sugars until fluffy.
  5. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  6. Finally, add flour, baking powder, and salt.
  7. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the dough, place it on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, and flatten it into a circle.
  8. Top with a dollop of frozen peanut butter.
  9. Wrap the edges of the dough around the ball and press the edges together to seal.
  10. Roll the filled peanut cookies in granulated sugar and place them back on the baking sheet.
  11. Preheat the oven to 356°F and bake for approximately 12-15 minutes until golden.

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Unbaked peanut-date brownies with chocolate

These very simple and tasty cookies require only five ingredients. Try them; you will be pleasantly surprised.



  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt


  • 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • pinch of salt


  • 1/2 cup of melted dark chocolate


  1. Line a baking dish or a higher tray with baking paper.
  2. Place the dates and peanut butter in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. Add cocoa powder and salt and mix again.
  4. Transfer the resulting mixture to the prepared baking dish or tray and spread it evenly.
  5. Mix the peanut butter with the maple syrup and salt in a bowl.
  6. Spread the resulting peanut cream evenly over the brownies.
  7. Finally, cover everything with melted chocolate and put it in the freezer for 30 minutes.

You can store this peanut candy in the fridge or freezer.


Dates can be used in recipes for peanut cookies, but they are not the only ones. Discover other recipes for date Christmas pastries.

Peanut Christmas cookies

These delicious peanut cookies taste great, especially with a cup of black tea.


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup of freshly shelled peanuts
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 356°F.
  2. Place the shelled peanuts on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake for approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Leave to cool.
  4. Then, pour them together with 1/2 cup of flour into a food processor and mix finely.
  5. Beat the butter and sugar until creamy, then add the vanilla.
  6. Add sifted flour, salt and baking powder to the buttercream.
  7. Mix and then add the ground peanuts.
  8. Do not mix more than necessary.
  9. Transfer the dough to the work surface, knead it briefly and form a ball.
  10. Wrap it in cling film and put it in the fridge for an hour.
  11. Preheat the oven to 356°F and line the trays with baking paper.
  12. Roll out the cooled dough with a rolling pin to approximately half an inch thick.
  13. Cut different shapes with cookie cutters.
  14. Place the peanut cookies on a baking sheet and sprinkle with cane sugar before putting them in the oven.
  15. Bake until golden brown for approximately 15 minutes.

Peanut balls with oatmeal and seeds

Try these no-bake peanut balls if you want a healthy Christmas cookie.


  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp honey


  1. In a large bowl, mix the oatmeal and flaxseed.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, combine the peanut butter and honey.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool.
  4. Then, add it to the bowl together with the chocolate chips.
  5. Mix thoroughly until everything is combined.
  6. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Then, grease your palms with oil and shape the dough into balls approximately 1-2 inches in size.

Christmas peanuts in sugar

A very original candy can be hazelnuts wrapped in vanilla and cinnamon.


  • 2 cups freshly shelled peanuts
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 302°F and cover the trays with baking paper.
  2. Add the sugar and water to a saucepan and heat over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the peanuts, vanilla, and cinnamon.
  4. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the peanuts are completely coated in the sugar and spice mixture and no liquid remains at the bottom of the pot.
  5. Remove from the heat and transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Spread the peanuts in as even a layer as possible.
  7. Place in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  8. Stir at least once during baking.

After baking, let the peanut candy cool and store it in an airtight container.


Do you prefer almonds in sugar? Get inspired by our diverse recipes for almond flour cookies!

Cute peanut butter reindeer

Christmas cookies don’t always have to be in the shape of wheels, stars, or rolls. Not only children will love these Christmas reindeer.



  • 1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  • halves of pretzels for antlers
  • lentils or other red candies for noses
  • candy eyes or chocolate chip eyes
  • chocolate topping


  1. In a food processor, beat the peanut butter, regular butter, and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Then mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix the sifted plain flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  4. Gradually add this mixture to the peanut butter until thoroughly combined.
  5. Roll the resulting dough into balls approximately two centimeters in size and place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  6. Flatten the balls and press slightly in the middle to shape the peanut candy into a reindeer head.
  7. Finally, press the pretzels to make the antlers.
  8. Preheat the oven to 356°F and bake for 10 minutes until golden.
  9. Allow to cool, and then draw a mouth with chocolate frosting. Use the frosting to “glue” the eyes and nose.

Embracing peanuts in the kitchen

Many of us enjoy consuming peanuts in their roasted and salted form, but there’s a healthier alternative. Despite being legumes and not nuts, Peanuts are incredibly nutritious, packed with protein, unsaturated fatty acids, B vitamins, and minerals.

Fresh-shelled peanuts are often used in preparing peanut candy, ground into peanut flour.

Moreover, peanuts can be incorporated into smoothies and added to Asian meat mixes.

How to create homemade peanut butter?

Another category of peanut candy recipes involves the use of peanut butter.

You can either purchase it or easily prepare it at home by roasting fresh peanuts in a pan and mixing them with a small amount of salt until a creamy consistency is achieved.

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