The best recipes for non-traditional Christmas peanut cookies in 7 tasty variants. Try it, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Walnuts or hazelnuts are most often used in Christmas baking.

But they are not the only option.

Have you tried Christmas cookies with hazelnuts yet?

Get inspired by peanut butter cookie recipes!

It exists in many variants and very original ideas can be created from it.

Peanut candy with chocolate

A delicious candy that resembles a hat in shape.


  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • granulated sugar for coating
  • pieces of chocolate or chocolate candies to decorate


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. In a bowl, beat the white sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, and eggs with an electric mixer.
  3. Then gradually mix in the flour and baking powder until a dough forms.
  4. Shape the dough into centimeter balls and roll them in granulated sugar.
  5. Place the balls about three centimeters apart on baking sheets lined with baking paper.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown.
  7. Immediately press a piece of chocolate into the center of each cookie.
Confectionery with hazelnuts and chocolate.

Nuts are one of the basic ingredients for baked Christmas pastries. Get inspired by our various recipes for nut cookies !

Simple Peanut Candy

You don’t always have to make sweets from peanut butter, but also from peanut flour or finely ground peanuts.


  • 150 g plain flour
  • 100 g peanut flour or finely ground peanuts.
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 100 g of butter
  • powdered sugar for coating


  1. Cut the butter into pieces and mix with plain flour.
  2. Add sugar and peanut flour or finely ground peanuts.
  3. Knead well with your hands and then work it into a dough on a rolling pin.
  4. Cover the tender dough with cling film and put it in the fridge to rest for at least an hour.
  5. After this time, knead the dough and shape it into balls.
  6. Try to keep them all the same weight and shape.
  7. After shaping the peanut cookies, dip them in powdered sugar and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes at 160°C.
Peanut balls coated in powdered sugar.

In addition to peanut flour, you can also use rye flour when baking cookies. Get inspiration from our recipes for Christmas bread made from rye flour !

Peanut Butter Christmas Mice

A non-traditional candy that all children will love thanks to its unique shape. Try it, you will see that there is nothing complicated about it!


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

For decoration

  • peanuts split in half
  • chocolate chips
  • lentils or M&M’s
  • black licorice cut into two centimeter pieces


  1. Beat the peanut butter, butter, and sugar until well combined.
  2. Stir in the egg and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, sift the flour and baking soda, gradually mixing them into the peanut butter mixture.
  4. Refrigerate until the dough is firm enough to shape, about an hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  6. Shape the dough into balls with a diameter of one centimeter.
  7. Taper one side to resemble a mouse.
  8. Place them about two inches apart on parchment paper.
  9. Add peanuts for ears, M&M’s for noses, and chocolate chips for eyes.
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes until done.
  11. Immediately insert licorice pieces into the warm mice as tails.
Peanut Butter Christmas Mice.

Peanut-date brownies with chocolate

Simple, healthy, no-bake cookies that everyone will love right away!


  • 25 pitted dates
  • 2 and 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

For the frosting

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Lightly grease the upper tray or line it with baking paper.
  2. Soak the dates in lukewarm water for 10 minutes, then dry them and cut them into small pieces.
  3. In the bowl of a food processor, process the walnuts, cocoa powder and salt.
  4. Add the dates, peanut butter, oil and vanilla to the nut mixture.
  5. Process until combined, adding more coconut oil as needed. If the mixture doesn’t hold together when squeezed in your hand, you’ll know you need to add a little more oil.
  6. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and spread it evenly.
  7. Put in the fridge and prepare the frosting.
  8. In a medium bowl, combine the cocoa powder, honey or maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla. Continue mixing until the mixture thickens a little.
  9. Spread the mixture evenly over the brownies on the baking sheet and put it back in the fridge.
  10. Garnish with cocoa powder if desired.
Peanut-date brownies with chocolate.

You don’t have to make only popular gingerbread from honey. Discover other options for Christmas honey cookies .

Peanut Butter Christmas Reindeer

Reindeer are one of the animals that are an integral part of Christmas, especially in Anglo-Saxon countries. Bake them with the help of this simple recipe!


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

For decoration

  • chocolate chips for eyes
  • lentils or M&M’s for noses
  • antler pretzels


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line baking sheets with baking paper.
  3. In a blender, combine the butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar until fluffy
  4. Reduce the speed and mix in the egg and vanilla extract as well.
  5. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. Then mix them into the peanut butter mixture until combined.
  7. Roll the dough into balls about one and a half centimeters in size and place them on a baking sheet.
  8. Flatten the balls slightly.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  10. Immediately insert the eyes, noses and antlers into the cookies.
Peanut Butter Christmas Reindeer.

Unbaked peanut balls with oatmeal

A quick unbaked candy made from only five ingredients that not only tastes great, but also gives you energy. You can store it in the fridge or freezer.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Place the rolled oats and ground flaxseed in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the peanut butter and maple syrup. Heat until dissolved.
  3. Beat their mixture and add to the bowl with the oatmeal.
  4. Mix and add the chocolate chips as well.
  5. Cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate for 15 minutes to set.
  6. Remove from the fridge and shape the mixture into balls.
No-bake peanut balls with oatmeal.

Peanut Christmas stars

Replace walnuts and hazelnuts with peanuts! Try it with this simple recipe!


  • 225 g plain flour
  • 200 g roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 160 g of butter
  • 140 g of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • pinch of salt


  1. Finely grind the peanuts.
  2. Process the soft butter with sugar, vanilla and salt until a butter cream is formed.
  3. Add the egg whites to the buttercream and mix well.
  4. Add flour and ground peanuts to the butter and egg white mixture.
  5. Work into a dough.
  6. Wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge for 2 hours.
  7. Then roll out the dough using a rolling pin and cut different shapes with cutters.
  8. Transfer the peanut cookies to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Bake in an oven preheated to 200°C for 9-11 minutes.
Christmas stars made of peanuts.

Some final information

Peanuts or pecans are not actually nuts. These are the fruits of a plant called groundnut and belong to legumes. The pod, which usually contains two peanuts, is actually a pod, similar to beans or peas, for example. Most often, they are processed by roasting, which gives them their nutty taste.

The roasted peanuts are then either salted or coated in sugar or chocolate. In addition, peanut butter and flour, which are very popular especially in Anglo-Saxon countries, are also made from peanuts. Creamy peanut butter or ground roasted peanuts are often used to bake cookies.

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