Thursday, December 20, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites

On Sunday, Shannon hosted a blogger holiday cookie swap. While I unfortunately couldn't be in attendance, I was still eager to participate. I mean, what's better than baking and tasting homemade cookies this time of year? Or, any time of year for that matter?

For me, holiday baking starts with the red and green M&Ms (if you recall, these cookies defined my childhood Christmases). With a bag of those as my inspiration, I researched recipe ideas online and came across this one for Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bites. I followed the recipe exactly, but swapped out the chocolate chips with holiday M&Ms. If you'd like to do the same, just to be sure to only use about 1/2 cup of M&Ms (because M&Ms are larger than chocolate chips, fewer work best).

If you like peanut butter and chocolate together, then you will love these. They were super easy to make, too, and they kind of reminded me of Munchkins - meaning, you can have four or five without feeling guilty (because five Munchkins = a whole doughnut, basically). I've never been great at math, but that logic makes sense to me!

I'm off to spend my morning with this little cutie. Have a great Thursday!


  1. I went to Shannon's cookie swap and LOVED these! So glad you posted the recipe.

  2. love how easy these are! and anything with peanut butter is a winner in my book :)

  3. How nice of you to make cookies even though you couldn't go to the swap! (I couldn't go and of course didn't even think of baking anyway!). The dough bites looks addictive!

  4. Gotta love no bake during this busy time of year! I'll have to make these with some of our leftover holiday candy.