Warm and spicy with all that peanut butter flavor you love, these Peanut Butter Gingerbread Men Cookies are absolutely delicious. A fun way to spice up the holidays. Dip 'em in milk and make your life merry and yummy!

Peanut butter and gingerbread go together like…well, PB & J! These rich flavors combine into a delicious dough that bakes into gorgeous gingerbread men, without any melted or puffing. Once cooked, the bottom of each gingerbread man is dipped in dark chocolate and decorated with a quick piping of chocolate for a decorative and delicious twist on traditional Christmas cookies.
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PB Gingerbread Men
Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • PB Chocolate Chip. Stir mini chocolate chips into the dough for a delicious kiss of cocoa.
  • Double PB. Once cooked and cooled, dip the bottom of each cookie into melted peanut butter. Or, try melted chocolate chips!
  • So Spicy. Add a pinch of cayenne for the spice lover in your home.

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Warm and spicy with all that peanut butter flavor you love, these Peanut Butter Gingerbread Men Cookies are absolutely delicious. A fun way to spice up the holidays. Dip 'em in milk and make your life merry and yummy!

Peanut Butter Gingerbread Men

Preparation 15 Cook Time 10

Peanut butter and gingerbread are our new favorite holiday combo. Dark chocolate adds an extra layer of indulgence making these cookies a festival update to classic peanut butter cups.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 Tbsp. ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer, mix together sugar, egg, peanut butter, butter, and molasses until creamy. Add ginger, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until a thick dough forms. Roll the dough onto a large piece of parchment paper. Cut into shapes with Good Cook cookie cutters. Transfer a parchment lined Good Cook baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, just until the edges of the cookies begin to turn a light golden brown. Remove and cool completely. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe baking dish until smooth, about 90-120 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds. Dip the bottom of each cookie into the melted chocolate. Transfer to a clean piece of parchment. Transfer extra melted chocolate to a small ziploc bag, snip a small corner from the edge of the bag, and pipe chocolate eyes, smiles, and buttons onto the front of each gingerbread man. Allow chocolate to harden completely in a cool, dry place, before serving. Enjoy!

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