Peanut Butter Cup Cut-Out Cookies Make for a Sweet Holiday

Posted on December 12, 2013 by

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Christmas time is almost here, and what better way to spread the cheer than making Christmas cookies? It is also a great way to spend time with family.

To get started making these delicious peanut butter cup cookies, you need to purchase all of the ingredients and set them out on a counter so they are easy to access.

You are going to need the following:

  • 1 ¾ cup of flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 40 miniature, individually packaged peanut butter cups, unwrapped and placed in a bowl.

Now that all of your ingredients are ready to go, it is time to preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. After you have done this, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda.  Set that bowl aside.

In a separate bowl, mix butter, white sugar, peanut butter, and brown sugar until it is fluffy. Next, beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Finally, mix in the flour mixture.

Now that the batter is made, shape 40 one inch balls and place them on the cookie sheet.  You can also place a cookie cutter over the dough ball and make it into fun shapes, such as gingerbread men, snowmen, Santa, or any other shape you want.  Set the cookie sheet in the oven for 8 minutes.

Lastly, push the miniature peanut butter cups into the center of each cookie and let them cool.

You may make the same recipe with sugar cookies  and add the peanut butter cups. Enjoy the time spent together making them and the delicious treat at the end.

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