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Valentine’s Day Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Valentine's peanut butter cookie bars

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These Valentine’s Day peanut butter cookie bars are one of our favorite Valentine’s Day treats in our house. Peanut butter cookies with all of the best Valentine’s candies cut into perfect squares. Scroll down for my recipe.

Valentine’s Day Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • Valentine’s M&Ms
  • Valentine’s sprinkles
  • Reese’s hearts (about 6)
  • White chocolate hearts (about 6)

Directions:

1.) Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

Valentine's Peanut Butter cookie bars

2.) In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and egg until smooth.

3.) Beat in the flour until a soft dough forms

4.) Fold in the M&Ms.

5.) Spread dough into a greased baking dish or one lined with parchment paper. Firmly press the dough down. (I used a 9×9 baking dish).

Valentine Peanut butter cookie bars

6.) Top with sprinkles and add some more M&M’s on top.

7.) Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes. You want to remove it when the edges are golden and you can stick a butter knife or toothpick in and it comes out clean.

8.) Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool but not completely.

9.) Unwrap the Reese’s and chocolate hearts and press into the top of the cookie bars.

Valentine peanut butter cookie bars

10.) Slice and serve!

Valentine's peanut butter cookie bars

Linking some of the candies and sprinkles below

reese's pink valentine hearts reese's hearts white chocolate hearts valentine's m&ms valentine's sprinkles

Pink heart plate for valentine's day heart mug heart shaped bowls

I love to see what you create! So if you make this recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest

<3 For more Valentine’s recipes & ideas check out <3

My Valentine’s Popcorn

These red velvet waffles

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18 In holidays/ Recipes

The best pistachio thumbprint cookies

The best pistachio thumbprint cookies

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These are the best pistachio thumbprint cookies and will easily become a favorite Christmas cookie! Sweet pistachio topped with a cheesecake filling or raspberry jam are the perfect bite and look festive for your Christmas cookie swaps or platters.

And I’m sharing 15 other delicious Christmas treats for you from some of my most favorite bloggers. Scroll down to see all of their recipes.

If you’re coming from Michele at Vintage Home Designs, welcome! I hope you will stick around here and continue to follow along. Also how delicious do her shortbread cookies look?

The best pistachio thumbprint cookies

One of my favorite things that I used to have every Christmas is my grandmother’s pistachio ambrosia. I loved it so much and it just wasn’t Christmas without it. This recipe combines my favorite flavors of pistachio with my favorite Christmas cookie – my sister’s almond raspberry thumbprints.

I made a yummy cheesecake filling for these cookies but you can also fill with raspberry jam too!

The best pistachio thumbprint cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened (I used unsalted)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 package instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 cups nuts chopped (I used walnuts/pecans)

For the filling

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese.
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • or raspberry jam (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:

1.) Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

2.) In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.

3.) Beat in the eggs, salt and extracts.

4.) Add in the flour and pistachio pudding mix, beating together until combined.

5.) Roll the batter into individual balls, about 1 inch. Roll some or all of the balls into the chopped nuts and place on a prepared baking sheet.

6.) Using your thumb, make a thumbprint in the center of each cookie.

7.) Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. You want to take them out just before the edges start to get golden.

8.) Using a spoon or your thumb, re-shape the thumbprint if necessary as sometimes it changes shape after baking.

9.) Allow the cookies to cool.

10.) While the cookies are cooling, start to prepare the cheesecake filling. In a mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sugar.

11.) Beat in the vanilla and make sure there are no lumps.

12.) Fill in each cookie with either the cream cheese filling or raspberry jam. I chose to do some of each.

13.) In a microwave safe bowl, melt some chocolate chips, stirring at 30 second intervals.

14.) Once melted, use a fork to drizzle some chocolate over each cookie.

15.) Allow the chocolate to cool before eating.

These also freeze really well so you can make ahead of time! I line some parchment paper in an airtight storage container and freeze until the day of.

Enjoy!!! The best pistachio thumbprint cookies

DIY snowglobe tray

I served them on this snowglobe tray that I made! Click here for the easy DIY.

Linking some cute things to serve your cookies below

 

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For more of my favorite Christmas treats check out

My homemade Irish Cream

These boozy chocolate hazelnut truffles

The best Christmas tree dip

 

Now head on over to Stacy at Bricks ‘n Blooms for her decadent fudge!!!

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Christmas Cookies and Holiday Treats

Are you looking to add some new recipes to your holiday rotation this year? Click on the links below to go to each post and see more.

Midwest Life And Style – Peanut Butter Balls | Cottage On Bunker Hill – Double Chocolate Oreo Bark | White Lilac Farmhouse – No Bake Christmas Cookies | Cottage In The Mitten – Holiday Peanut Butter Cookies

My Family Thyme – Eggnog Snickerdoodle Cookies | Eleanor Rose Home – Christmas Monster Cookies | Pasha Is Home – Christmas Fudge | Tatertots And Jello – Holiday Dipped Oreo Cookies

The Ponds Farmhouse – Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bark | Vintage Home Designs – Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies | Our Tiny Nest – Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies | Bricks ‘n Blooms – Tiger Butter Fudge

The Tattered Pew – Daddy’s Molasses Cookies | Open Doors Open Hearts – Cinnamon Sugar Pecans | WM Design House – Cinnamon Popcorn | She Gave It A Go – Holiday Punch

 

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0 In food/ Recipes

Muffin tin cookie pies

Muffin tin cookie pies

Raise your hand if you like an easy recipe. These muffin tin cookie pies are foolproof and they look super cute too! Whip them up for when you’re having friends over or heading to your summer picnics for an effortless dessert that everyone will love!

The best part about these muffin tin cookie pies is that you can top them with anything your little heart desires! From whipped cream and berries, to lemon curd and coconut, or in the fall maybe some pumpkin pie filling, mmmm. Scroll down to see how to make these muffin tin cookie pies.

Muffin tin cookie pies

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • Whipped cream
  • Berries
  • Lemon curd

Directions:

1.) Preheat your oven to the desired temperature on the cookie dough instructions, usually 325-350 degrees.

2.) Start by spraying your muffin pan with nonstick baking spray.

muffin tin cookie cups

3.) Roll dough into a small ball, about 1 inch, press into your hand to flatten and then press into the muffin pan going up the sides. Tip – You can also use the bottom of a small shot glass to give you a perfect cup shape.

Muffin tin cookie pies

4.) Repeat with the remaining dough until the muffin tin tray is full.

5.) Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden.

6.) Allow to cool, then remove from pan and place on a cooling rack. I used a butter knife along the edges to help me get them out of the pan.

7.) When ready to serve, place the cookie cups on a large serving platter or dish and fill with your toppings of choice. I used whipped cream and lemon curd and topped with fresh berries.

Muffin tin cookie pies

Enjoy!

If you happen to make these, be sure to comment below or share on Instagram and tag me @ourtiny_nest so I can see how they came out!

 

For more easy dessert recipes check out

My strawberry cheesecake trifle bowl. This one is always a favorite!

Banana split apple nachos

Lucky charms ice cream sandwiches

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muffin tin cookie pies

Muffin tin cookie pies

This is the easiest dessert recipe you will ever make and it is sure to be a favorite! Top with seasonal fruit or whatever toppings sparkle your fancy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pack refrigerated cookie dough
  • whipped cream
  • berries
  • lemon curd

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to the desired temperature on the cookie dough instructions, usually 325-350 degrees.
  • Start by spraying your muffin pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • Roll dough into a small ball, about 1 inch, press into your hand to flatten and then press into the muffin pan going up the sides. Tip – You can also use the bottom of a small shot glass to give you a perfect cup shape.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough until the muffin tin tray is full.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden.
  • Allow to cool, then remove from pan and place on a cooling rack. I used a butter knife along the edges to help me get them out of the pan.
  • When ready to serve, place the cookie cups on a large serving platter or dish and fill with your toppings of choice. I used whipped cream and lemon curd and topped with fresh berries.
Keyword desserts

 

2 In Christmas/ food

Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles and more Christmas Cookie Recipes

Boozy chocolate hazelnut truffles and more Christmas cookie recipes

Today I’m sharing my Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles and more Christmas cookie recipes from some of my friends. (Be sure to follow over on my Instagram too!) My favorite Christmas memory is for sure holiday baking and all the Christmas cookies. My mom used to do a cookie swap every year with her girlfriends. She would make a bunch of cookies ahead of time and pop them in the freezer. My sisters and I knew where they were and we’d go down and sneak some when no one was looking. One year, my mom went to go to her cookie swap and all the cookies were gone! She had to make over 6 dozen cookies last minute, needless to say she wasn’t happy but we laugh about it now.

These chocolate hazelnut truffles are dairy free and made with my homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Liqueur.  They’re super rich and decadent and make great homemade gifts too!

Boozy Chocolate Hazlenut Truffles dairy free

Scroll down for my printable recipe and be sure to check out the other Christmas cookie recipes from my friends!

Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Click here for my homemade chocolate hazelnut liqueur that you can make ahead of time!

Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles and more Christmas Cookie Recipes

Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

These boozy chocolate hazelnut truffles are made with my homemade chocoloate hazelnut liqueur. They are super rich and decadent and also makes great gifts for people throughout the holidays as well! This is a dairy free recipe so perfect if you are vegan or plant-based.
5 from 1 vote
4 hrs
Course Dessert
Servings 2 dozen truffles

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 1/3 cups vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup my homemade chocolate hazelnut liqueur (you can also omit)
  • 1/4 cup soft silken tofu
  • confectioners sugar, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, chopped candy canes (option for rolling the truffles in)

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and butter. Heat on 30 second intervals, stopping to mix well in between, continue until completely melted.
  • Once melted, pour in the liqueur, stirring well.
  • Add in the tofu and blend using an immersion blender.
  • Pop in the fridge for about 3 hours so that it can thicken up and solidify.
  • Once the mixture is firm, take out of the refrigerator and start rolling into balls.
  • Prepare a few bowls of chopped candy canes, chopped nuts, powdered sugar, cocoa powder or whatever you choose for topping your truffles.
  • Roll your chocolate truffles into the toppings.
  • Store in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to serve. Once serving, serve chilled as they become soft at room temp.
Keyword Christmas, cookies, dairy free, holiday recipes

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dairy free boozy chocolate hazelnut truffles

Check out these other Christmas Cookie Recipes from my friends:

Christmas Sugar Cookies from The Pursuit of Pink

The Best Christmas Sugar Cookie

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies from The Okayest Moms

Chocolate chip Peppermint Cookies

Vegan White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies from The Urben Life

dairy free white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies

Gingersnap Cookies from Aratari at Home

Gingersnap Cookies and More Christmas Cookie Recipes

Caitlin Houston’s Best Christmas Cookies Ever

Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Frosted Holiday Sugar Cookie Bars by Tonya Michelle

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