Zippy’s Peanut Butter Blossoms

While we were sleeping last night, Zippy (our Elf on the Shelf) baked some cookies. Unfortunately, he made a terrible mess, but we’ll forgive him since the mini peanut butter blossoms are so soft and delicious.

The kids and I baked peanut butter blossoms together after school on Monday, so Zippy used some of the dough that I had secretly tucked away in the fridge. When Hayden saw Zippy’s tiny cookies this morning, he said, “He shrunk them!”

If your family has an Elf on the Shelf, perhaps you could pass along this recipe to your little elf.


1 stick butter
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
2 T. milk
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
granulated sugar
chocolate chips

Cream together butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and milk, beating well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Shape dough into balls the size of a large marble. Roll in granulated sugar to coat. Bake on a greased baking sheet at 350° for 4 minutes and 30 seconds. Since the cookies are so small and oven temperatures can vary, watch your cookies carefully to be sure you don’t overbake them. Remove from oven and push a chocolate chip into the top of each cookie.


3 Comments on “Zippy’s Peanut Butter Blossoms

  1. Zippy reminds me of that wonderful story, “Snippen’s Dilemma” by Edna and Howard Hong. A little Norwegian nisse who helped out a family at Christmas.

  2. Mom: The title is familiar, but I don’t think I know the story. I’ll have to check it out.

  3. Thanks for these great elf photos & I’ll give you credit for the cooking elf …

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