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Peanut Butter Face Cookies


2 Hr.
15 Min.
23 Min.
Skill Level:
9 cookies

Let's face it, these peanut butter cookies are simply adorable! Everyone can enjoy a bit of whimsy, so why not bake a batch of this delightful Peanut Butter Face Cookies recipe today? Bring joy to both children and adults with these delicious cookies adorned with assorted Hershey Candies, including REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolates and ROLO® Creamy Caramels in Chocolate Candy. Complete the details with a chocolate drizzle and voila! You're ready to captivate everyone with your delightful baked creations.

For a Halloween twist on these Peanut Butter Face Cookies, check out our recipe for Halloween Cookies on a Stick.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
23 minutes
Bake Time
15 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour


  • assorted Hershey candies such as REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates or ROLO® Creamy Caramels in Chocolate Candy
  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine (1 stick), softened
  • 3/4 cup
  • 1
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • chocolate drizzle or assorted decorating icing


Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Cookie Sheet Cookie Sheet
Wire Rack Wire Rack
Microwave-Safe Bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
Microwave Microwave

Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from candies.


Beat butter and sugar in medium bowl until fluffy. Add peanut butter, beating until smooth. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Drop dough by level 1/4 cup onto ungreased cookie sheet, 3 cookies per sheet. (Cookies spread while baking).


Bake 15 minutes or until cookie is set and edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes. Place candies on cookie to form mouth, nose or eyes; press down gently. Remove cookies from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Complete cookie facial features with Chocolate Drizzle or decorating icing.

Chocolate Drizzle: Place 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 tablespoon shortening (do NOT use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 20 seconds or until chocolate is melted when stirred.

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