There’s nothing quite like celebrating the fall holidays with a warm oven and the aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting through the air. After all, autumn is the time for cozy sweaters, pumpkin patches, and, most importantly, sweet treats. That’s why we’ve crafted a delightful, new recipe for you to enjoy on all your seasonal adventures: Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies.
These cookies combine the richness of peanut butter with the sweetness of chocolate to create a cookie that not only tastes like fall but looks like it, too. They’re easy to make and incredibly charming, making them an excellent dessert to share with family and friends. So, put on your favorite apron, gather your ingredients, and let the fall baking begin!
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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
These mini treats are overflowing with your favorite fall flavors. With each bite, you’ll enjoy the richness of cream cheese blended with warm, pumpkin and spice. Perfect for holiday celebrations, festive events, or quiet family dinners by the fire, these mini cheesecakes are sure to be the star of your fall menu.
Red Velvet Cheese Ball
A Red Velvet Cheese Ball is the perfect dip for the holidays. It has all the deliciousness of red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting rolled into one ball and is served with your favorite cookies or crackers. It’s creamy and flavorful without being too rich and only requires 3 ingredients. It’s so simple that you may want to consider making two because, once guests get a bite of this appetizer, they won’t be able to stop themselves from going back for seconds.
Our no-bake Pumpkin Trifle is just as elegant as it is delicious with layers of Pumpkin Cake Roll slices, gingersnaps, whipped topping, and pumpkin mousse. It’s a simple yet stunning dessert that you can make ahead of time when you’re planning to entertain guests.
What You’ll Need
All you need to make these cookies, besides a few cookie sheets, is a piping bag or resealable food storage bag. This will allow you to pipe a small amount of chocolate frosting onto your cookies which will be used to adhere the chocolate candies to the peanut butter cookie.
To ensure your Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies stay fresh, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They can be stored this way for up to five days. To keep the mini chocolate chips from falling off in the container, store your cookies on their side.
Tips for Making Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies
- Because these cookies are on the small side, they might fall through your cooling rack when you transfer them over from the cookie sheet. If that’s the case, you can transfer them over to a wooden cutting board instead.
- If you’re having a hard time attaching the mini chocolate chip to your cookie with just your hands, you can use a pair of tweezers or small tongs. They’re perfect for adding on small details.
Make Delicious, Fall Memories with these Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies
Servings: Each cube of cookie dough makes 8 Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies. The full package of 40 cookie dough cubes will make 320 Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies. Make as many sweet, fun treats as you need for your gathering or celebration.
- 1 pkg. Dutch Apron® Bakery Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
- Granulated sugar
- Chocolate candy kisses
- Mini chocolate chips
- Chocolate frosting
Prepare the Cookie Dough
- Preheat your oven to 325°F. Take the cookie dough squares and cut each one into eighths. This will ensure the cookies are the correct size to fit on top of the chocolate candies.
- Roll each portion of cookie dough into a ball. Then, roll the balls into the granulated sugar. Make sure to coat them evenly.
- Place the sugar-coated cookie dough balls about 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake the Cookies
- Bake the cookies for approximately 7 minutes. Keep a close eye on them; you want them to be just set and slightly golden around the edges. Be careful not to overbake.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Assemble the “Acorns”
- Unwrap one chocolate kiss for every cookie you made.
- Use the chocolate frosting to adhere one chocolate kiss to one side of the peanut butter cookies.
- Place a few tablespoons of chocolate frosting into a resealable food storage bag or a piping bag. Snip off one corner.
- Pipe a small dab of frosting on the center of the other side of the peanut butter cookie.
- Place a mini chocolate chip onto the frosting to create the acorn’s stem.
- Repeat the process to make as many Peanut
Whether you’re looking for a whimsical treat for your family’s Thanksgiving dinner or a charming addition to your next fall event, these Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies are sure to impress. The recipe is simple and delicious, combining the nutty flavor of peanuts with the smooth sweetness of chocolate in a cute acorn package that everyone will adore. So, enjoy every bite you take, and be sure to share them with your loved ones because these cookies are too good to keep to yourself.