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Muddy Buddy Peanut Butter Cookies

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Your favorite snack made into a cookie! Muddy buddy peanut butter cookies are a soft & thick peanut butter cookie with a chocolate center, and dusted in powdered sugar. Perfect dessert or even better for a Christmas cookie plate. These may look hard but they are really very simple!

Muddy Buddy Peanut Butter Cookies | Your favorite snack made into a cookie! Muddy buddy peanut butter cookies are a soft & thick peanut butter cookie with a chocolate center, and dusted in powdered sugar. Perfect dessert or even better for a Christmas cookie plate. These may look hard but they are really very simple! www.togetherasfamily.com #christmascookies #peanutbuttercookies #peanutbutterrecipes #recipe

Have you ever had muddy buddies before? You know that classic snack mix made with chex cereal and then it’s coated in a peanut butter & chocolate mixture and you shake it all together with some powdered sugar.Β 

Each little chex mix square is coated with that sweet powdered sugar and it is so good! I remember we would make it all the time when I was little and my favorite part was shaking the Ziploc bag to coat the cereal.

Muddy Buddy Peanut Butter Cookies | Your favorite snack made into a cookie! Muddy buddy peanut butter cookies are a soft & thick peanut butter cookie with a chocolate center, and dusted in powdered sugar. Perfect dessert or even better for a Christmas cookie plate. These may look hard but they are really very simple! www.togetherasfamily.com #christmascookies #peanutbuttercookies #peanutbutterrecipes #recipe

For some reason, I think I’ve only made it once since having kids. My son had it at a birthday party when he was in kindergarten and he begged me for days afterwards to make it at our house. I finally did and it was just as good as I remember πŸ™‚Β 

These cookies are identical to the muddy buddies in taste. You get a rich peanut butter cookie, with a chocolate center, and then powdered sugar gets sprinkled over it all. It’s muddy buddies but in cookie form!

Muddy Buddy Peanut Butter Cookies | Your favorite snack made into a cookie! Muddy buddy peanut butter cookies are a soft & thick peanut butter cookie with a chocolate center, and dusted in powdered sugar. Perfect dessert or even better for a Christmas cookie plate. These may look hard but they are really very simple! www.togetherasfamily.com #christmascookies #peanutbuttercookies #peanutbutterrecipes #recipe

Muddy Buddy Peanut Butter Cookies | Your favorite snack made into a cookie! Muddy buddy peanut butter cookies are a soft & thick peanut butter cookie with a chocolate center, and dusted in powdered sugar. Perfect dessert or even better for a Christmas cookie plate. These may look hard but they are really very simple! www.togetherasfamily.com #christmascookies #peanutbuttercookies #peanutbutterrecipes #recipe

I’ll warn that these cookies are kind of messy. So maybe don’t take them to a nice Christmas party or else everyone will be walking around with a powdered sugar dusting on their clothes, haha πŸ™‚Β 

But they are perfect for a Christmas cookie plate. Everyone always loves decadent cookies around this time of year and these definitely fit the bill. It’s a cookie that most have probably not tried and I just know that everyone will love these.

Muddy Buddy Peanut Butter Cookies | Your favorite snack made into a cookie! Muddy buddy peanut butter cookies are a soft & thick peanut butter cookie with a chocolate center, and dusted in powdered sugar. Perfect dessert or even better for a Christmas cookie plate. These may look hard but they are really very simple! www.togetherasfamily.com #christmascookies #peanutbuttercookies #peanutbutterrecipes #recipe

I hope you love these! Let me know if you try them out. I have a few more recipes to share and then a top 10 post for the year. But after that I will be done posting for the year. This blog is so important to me but my kids are even MORE important. There is so much to do to make Christmas happen around this house and my parents will be here with us for Christmas this year. We don’t see them too often as we live on opposite sides of the country.Β 

I hope you all get lots of time with your own family this Holiday seasonΒ β™₯

Try these other Christmas cookie recipes too

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Muddy Buddy Peanut Butter Cookies | Your favorite snack made into a cookie! Muddy buddy peanut butter cookies are a soft & thick peanut butter cookie with a chocolate center, and dusted in powdered sugar. Perfect dessert or even better for a Christmas cookie plate. These may look hard but they are really very simple! www.togetherasfamily.com #christmascookies #peanutbuttercookies #peanutbutterrecipes #recipe
Muddy Buddy Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 
Your favorite snack made into a cookie! Muddy buddy peanut butter cookies are a soft & thick peanut butter cookie with a chocolate center, and dusted in powdered sugar. Perfect dessert or even better for a Christmas cookie plate. These may look hard but they are really very simple!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, cookies, dessert
Servings: 26 cookies
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper or spraying with cooking spray.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or use a handheld blender, blend together the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar until creamy and light in color. Add in egg and blend to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir with a wire whisk. Add to the wet ingredients and blend just until combined.
  4. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. You can fit 15 to each cookie sheet because they won't spread much at all.
  5. Bake 8 minutes. Immediately after cooking, take a small cup and gently press down on the cookie. This will flatten them as well as give those pretty crinkly edges.
  6. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  7. Once cooled, Melt chocolate chips and canola oil in microwave-safe bowl for 2 minutes. Stirring every 30 seconds.
  8. Immediately use a spoon and place a small amount of chocolate onto each cookie and spread around.

  9. Let chocolate set and cool completely (about 2 hours) before dusting with powdered sugar. To speed up the chocolate cooling and hardening, place cookies in the fridge or the freezer.

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Muddy Buddy Peanut Butter Cookies | Christmas Cookies | Cookies | Peanut Butter Cookies | Your favorite snack made into a cookie! Muddy buddy peanut butter cookies are a soft & thick peanut butter cookie with a chocolate center, and dusted in powdered sugar. Perfect dessert or even better for a Christmas cookie plate. These may look hard but they are really very simple! #cookies #easyrecipe #christmascookies #dessert #peanutbuttercookies

Muddy Buddy Peanut Butter Cookies | Your favorite snack made into a cookie! Muddy buddy peanut butter cookies are a soft & thick peanut butter cookie with a chocolate center, and dusted in powdered sugar. Perfect dessert or even better for a Christmas cookie plate. These may look hard but they are really very simple! www.togetherasfamily.com #christmascookies #peanutbuttercookies #peanutbutterrecipes #recipe

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  • Reply
    Diane
    December 21, 2017 at 11:38 pm The chocolate did not melt like directions and I only did it for a total of 20-30sec. It was not smooth and runny.
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      Together As Family
      December 22, 2017 at 1:37 pm It won't be smooth and runny after just 20-30 seconds. Directions say to microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
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    Renee
    December 22, 2017 at 9:25 pm How do you store? Fridge or cookie tin? Thanks and Happy Holidays!
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      Together As Family
      December 22, 2017 at 9:35 pm Once the chocolate is dried, I just left mine out on the counter. If you store them in the fridge they will get hard, so you'll have to leave them out at room temperature for a bit. Merry Christmas to you as well. Enjoy 😊
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    Julia
    December 23, 2017 at 5:14 am Oh man these look amazing! As a massive cookie lover it's practically impossible for me to even look at these photos without drooling, haha Julia // The Sunday Mode
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    Raquel
    December 23, 2017 at 10:19 am Is it possible to use Nutella?
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      Together As Family
      December 25, 2017 at 10:44 pm Yes! That sounds delicious. Enjoy 😊
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    Leslie
    December 24, 2017 at 10:34 pm These look so yummy! We love Muddy Buddies around here :) One question though - it looks like there's a small indentation in the middle where the chocolate is, but you don't mention that in the directions. Is this like a thumbprint cookie where you press down in the middle and put the filling in there? Maybe not, it's just that in the pictures it kind of looks like that. Thank you for sharing, I really enjoy the heart in your blog. Merry Christmas!
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      Together As Family
      December 25, 2017 at 4:52 pm The directions say to press down the cookies, with the bottom of a cup, after they come out of the oven. This will produce that small indentation you're seeing in the pics ☺️
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        Leslie
        December 26, 2017 at 2:36 am Okay, thanks. I thought that pressing on the cookies w/ a cup was to flatten them, but I guess if it's a cup that's smaller than the surface of the cookie it'll make the indentation...
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          Rebecca
          January 11, 2018 at 11:18 am I used a shot glass to press down so the chocolate wouldn’t run down the sides! These cookies are delicious!! I’m thinking next time I’ll add a little peanut butter to the melted chocolate 🀀
          • Together As Family
            January 14, 2018 at 12:09 pm Oh yum 😍 Good idea!
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      Together As Family
      December 25, 2017 at 4:53 pm Oh, and thank you for your sweet comments. I love sharing food & recipes ❀️ Merry Christmas.
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    Baker
    April 11, 2018 at 8:57 pm Why the extra step (work)? When I make my peanut butter blooms I press the chocolate kiss in when they come out of the oven, as usual. I wait several minutes until the kiss is completely soft, then using my finger I swirl the chocolate around the top of the cookie. Same effect as yours, less work!
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      Together As Family
      April 15, 2018 at 8:14 pm That's a great idea. Much easier too! I suppose the point of these cookies was to imitate the snack mix muddy buddies (coated cereal in chocolate, peanut butter, and powdered sugar) it was not to make a pb blossom cookie. But, your idea would work well in these cookies too. Definitely a good tip for those that don't want to do the extra step of melting chocolate. Thank you for sharing your idea.
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    Shannon
    October 15, 2018 at 9:43 pm We love muddy buddies. One reason is the crunchy Chex or pretzel of texture. Have you ever added a little Chex mix into the melted chocolate? May be an extra surprise? Thoughts?
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      Together As Family
      October 17, 2018 at 9:39 am That sounds amazing! Maybe try crunchy peanut butter? Or sprinkle some chex mix (I've seen it at stores, you can buy premade chex mix) on top of the chocolate for that crunchy aspect, or add some chex into the chocolate like you suggested. Good luck and let me know if you try it.
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      Marty
      November 26, 2018 at 4:31 pm Would those chocolate wafers for melting work in these cookies too? I think there might be some good-quality wafers out there. The cookies look awesome!
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        Together As Family
        December 13, 2018 at 1:57 pm I think would work just fine.
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    Mama Z
    November 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm These look yummy and I want to try them soon. Do you mean salted or unsalted butter? There is no added salt in the recipe, so I'm assuming salted butter but since I use mostly unsalted butter in my baking I wanted to check with you. Thanks!
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      Together As Family
      November 14, 2018 at 9:40 pm I always use salted butter. If you’re using unsalted butter you may want to add 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Peanut butter itself is salty so that’s the reason there is no additional salt.
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