Chocolate Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies

Overhead view of acorn cookies and hot chocolate on rustic tray

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Not only are these acorn cookies adorable, they also feature the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter for an irresistible treat!


  • ¾ cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • ½ cup Mini Chocolate Chips, divided
  • 48 Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses, unwrapped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, with a hand mixer, beat together the first five ingredients – peanut butter through flour. Scrape the bowl and mix again to ensure that the batter is mixed thoroughly.

Using ½ teaspoon, scoop dough and roll into small balls. Press them gently onto a parchment lined baking sheet to create a dome shape. Bake 10 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through baking.  Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack.

While the cookies are cooling, melt ¼ cup of the mini chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish. Heat for 15 seconds intervals, stirring in between, until the chips are melted.

To assemble cookies, gently dip each mini chocolate chip into the melted chocolate and press gently on top of the dome of the peanut butter cookie. Dip the flat bottom of each large chocolate kiss into the melted chocolate and press that to the flat side of the peanut butter cookie. Allow to cool completely.

Drizzle the extra chocolate on top of the finished acorn cookies if desired.

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