Thursday, December 6, 2012


We are peanut butter lovers, and I was itching to use my spritz maker. I found the recipe on the blog Happier Than A Pig In Mud. I could easily "pig" out on many of the recipes on her blog.

We loved these cookies, and they fit perfectly in these vintage looking Santa containers that I found at the Dollar Tree. I fell in love with the Santa mugs at the Pottery Barn this year, so you can imagine how my eyes lit up when I spotted these cute containers for a buck.

Here are the adorable mugs from the Pottery Barn. I especially love the mug with Santa winking ;o)

Santa Mugs, Set of 4

Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies
Source:  Blog - Happier Than A Pig In Mud

1/2 C shortening
 1/2 C creamy peanut butter
 1/4 C brown sugar
 1/2 C sugar
 1 egg
 1 tsp vanilla
 1 1/4 C flour
 1/2 tsp salt
 1/8 tsp baking powder

 Cream shortening (butter), peanut butter and sugars. Mix in egg and vanilla. Sift dry into wet, mix well. Load press and form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets (do not use non-stick cookie sheets). Decorate with candy, colored sugar, etc. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-12 minutes, until they are just beginning to brown around the edges. Makes approximately 70 cookies.

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Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Love peanut bitter, the spritz look so pretty :) Those mugs are so cute!

  2. Deb, I have a set of 4 Santa mugs from when I was a child that look just like those!! Wow. i also have a special fondness for spritz cookies. Yum. xo

    1. Barb, we had the Santa mugs when we were children also and I loved them! My mom is a minimalist, and she gave them away.

  3. Debbie, my husband would like these. He is the peanut butter fan in our home. I need to get a Spritz maker again. Don't know what happened to the one I had years ago.
    Love the little Santa containers. I'm going to see if I can find them here......Sarah

    1. Sarah, if you do find them, you will love them. Just don't pick up the container by the handle. It is flimsy.

  4. Your cookies turned out so pretty! Love those cute Santas too! Thanks for the shout out-Happy Baking:@)

  5. Wow, I don't ever find anything cute like that at the Dollar Tree!!! :/ I'm jealous...those containers are so cute! Love the PB mugs, too.

    I love anything peanut butter, so I'm sure I'd love these cookies! Yum!

  6. Good morning, Debbie! I love Lynn's recipes, too, and your spritz cookies look tasty and so pretty on your Courtly Check plate. I like how you packaged them in the $ Tree Santa Mug. I'm a big fan of $ Tree!! I saw those mugs and now I wish I would've bought some. You know where I'll be headed later. XO

  7. The mugs from pottery barn... my parents had a set of 4 mugs and a pitcher just like that from when I was a kid... thru the years of course... pieces have broken... down to 2 mugs.. but they are exactly the same....except for the winking one...

  8. Excuse me, I must leave right now to go find a spitz thingy AND I will go right by the Dollar Tree so I'll stop and see if we are lucky enuf to have those adorable Santas.....
    bye bye...c u later...

    and good luck on winning the beautiful sign...:))

  9. I have to get out my ancient "Super Shooter" cookie press and make these, Debbie. I'm sure Mack would love them and would probably love helping me :)

  10. I have a set of very old Santa mugs that belonged to my mother-in-love. They look pretty much the same as the Pottery Barn ones. I wonder if you could find the old ones on eBay. Thank you for the recipe. I'll give it a try! Merry Christmas preparations! Cherry Kay

  11. These look delicious! We make spritz cookies each year, but I never thought of making peanut butter spritz cookies. I will have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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