The Best Christmas Cookie Recipe

Milena Kukurekovic

Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies Rolled in Crushed Potato Chips

Cookies are pretty much the best part of Christmas, right? One of the best smells in the world is the aroma of warm Christmas cookies baking in the oven. It fills the whole house with warmth and comfort - and the promise of sweet treats to come. And not only do these cookies look scrumptious, but they taste completely irresistible! Who could resist this jam-filled peanut buttery goodness? Not me!

Prep Time: 30 MINS; Cook Time: 15 MINS; Cool Time: 1 HR; Servings: 24 to 30;


Simply genius - PB+J and chips - The perfect combination of sweet and salty.


If you want to make sure your Christmas Cookies turn out PERFECT, try following this simple recipe.



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups potato chips, crushed
  • ½ cup jam of your choice



Step 1: Preheat oven to 375°F.
Step 2: In a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter. Scrape downsides of the bowl and add both sugars. Cream together, about 3 minutes.
Step 3: Add the egg and vanilla and continue to mix.
Step 4: In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
Step 5:  Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and stir until just combined. Add the peanut butter and mix until well combined.
Step 6: Roll heaping tablespoon-sized balls with the dough and toss in the egg whites followed by the potato chips until well coated.
Step 7: Place balls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet (you will have to use two baking sheets). Gently press your pinky into the center of the dough.
Step 8: Place into the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until cookies have spread and baked through.
Step 9: Allow cookies to cool completely before filling with a small amount of jam. Once cookies have been filled with jam, set aside, and allow cookies to set for about 1 hour.
Step 10: Serve these beauties on Smarty's White Square Disposable Plastic Party Dinnerware Set.


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Party on, Smarties! With love Smarty had a Party!

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