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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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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Peanut Butter Gingerbread Men
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.
- 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
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!