Peanut Butter Cookies With Chocolate Stars


What a great combination, soft Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Stars! I can’t find chocolate stars in our town anymore so, once again, we drive to Amish Country for them. A lot of people put Hershey Kisses in their peanut butter cookies but I make these cookies for Christmas and the chocolate stars are a Christmas tradition in my house. These are another family favorite that I have made for decades. They also freeze well as long as you freeze them on a baking sheet first and then put them in a freezer bag.






In a medium bowl, whisk

dry ingredients together.


In another medium bowl, cream

butter with the peanut butter.


Add the sugars to the peanut butter

mixture and mix until combined.


Add the egg and vanilla

and mix until fluffy.


Add the flour, a little a time,

until completely mixed in.



Roll into 1” balls.


Roll each ball into granulated sugar.

Place on an ungreased cookie sheet

2” apart. Bake in a 375 degree preheated

oven for 12 minutes.




press a Chocolate star into the cookies

as soon as they come out of the oven.


Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Stars



  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • chocolate stars, or kisses
  • 1/2 cup sugar, for rolling cookie balls into


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another medium bowl, cream the butter and peanut butter together.
  4. Add both of the sugars to the peanut butter mixture and mix together.
  5. Add egg and vanilla and mix until creamy and smooth.
  6. Stir in the flour mixture a little at a time until it all is well blended.
  7. Shape into 1″ balls and roll into granulated sugar.
  8. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and immediately press a chocolate star into the center of each cookie.
  10. This makes about 30 cookies. These can be frozen if you freeze them flat first and then place them in a freezer bag.

Categories: Candy, Cookies


  1. These sound wonderful! Have you ever tried them with cashew butter? I have a peanut allergy so PB is out of the question. I’m wondering if you can substitute without a problem.

  2. They look delicious – not sure about some of the photos of the preparation though. Taken out of context some of them could be of anything other than cookies in the making!

  3. Here in Canada, we have chocolates called Rosebuds that look like the stars. I think I will try these as I am in the middle of my Christmas Baking right now.

  4. Boy, this takes me back. When I was a kid, this type of cookie was always around for the holidays. But I can’t tell you now how many years it’s been since I’ve had one! I love the look of the star more than the kiss – nice idea.

  5. These are my sister’s favorite cookies, except she always cheats and uses store-bought cookie dough. These look great and I’m sure they would freeze more satisfactorily than the ones made with ready-made dough. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

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