Give me the peanut butter!

img_0553The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time to make lots of yummy goodies to share, or to eat all by yourself while you binge watch holiday movies on Netflix. I don’t judge. What you do with you holiday goodies is your business!

Last Christmas, my husband and I both were in holiday shows. Different holiday shows. We had a very hectic schedule and only saw each other for a short time each evening when we both returned home from our respective rehearsals.

We opted not to audition for any holiday shows this year so we could spend more time together at home. It has been delightful!

I spent a little time last week making a few of our favorite holiday treats.

One of the simplest, but most adored treats, that has long been a family tradition of mine, is white chocolate dipped peanut butter crackers. Gently spread peanut butter on a Ritz cracker, top with another a Ritz cracker and dip in melted white chocolate. Use a spoon to coat the peanut butter cracker fully in chocolate, then gently remove with a fork and shake gently to remove excess white chocolate. Put dipped crackers on a wax  paper lined baking sheet and pop in the freezer a few minutes just to set the chocolate. These things go like hotcakes! I don’t even have a picture of them to show you because the first batch I made is almost gone!

I must have had peanut butter on the brain because two of the other delights I whipped up the other day also involved peanut butter.

At the holidays, or any time you’re in the mood for a little sweet treat, just whip up these three-ingredient peanut butter cookies.

Super Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Literally, that’s all! Can you believe it? Mix the three ingredients together with a hand-mixer. Roll dough into about half-inch size balls, roll in additional sugar if desired, and place on a greased baking sheet. Press gently with a fork to make a criss-cross design. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes at 350 degrees.

My husband just adores these cookies. They don’t last long in our house!

The final peanut butter treat I made was Peanut Butter Pinwheels. This was a first time for me, though my Mamma made this every year at Christmas. I used the recipe here.

What goodies are you making this holiday season?

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