Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

‘Tis the season for holiday baking! These scrumptious peanut butter sugar cookies are a yummy twist on the traditional recipe and a festive, holiday treat for the kids…to make and to eat!

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

I often choose to modify recipes with vegan-friendly options however, I opted to use traditional ingredients, such as butter and sugar. Having said that, the insistent desire in me-the one that always influences me to add personal touches to recipes-inspired me to add some peanut butter to the batch.

The results were delicious; the peanut butter adds a depth of flavour and extra creaminess to these normally crispy, traditional sugar cookies.

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

My husband and I enjoyed these just as much as the kids. Moms and dads can enjoy these with a mug hot tea or coffee and the kids with a glass of milk. Not only are these delicious, they are fun to make as a family (that is, if you disregard the prep and clean-up time!).

This year we started a new tradition-holiday baking with the kids! We used festive cookie cutters for the kids’ cookies and round cookie cutters to make simple, elegant peanut butter sugar cookies for us and for visitors during the holidays.

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

To say my children were excited is an understatement! It was so heart-warming for me to see the kids so involved and so genuinely happy while preparing their cookies…
My daughter having fun with her (inappropriately-sized) rolling pin!

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Big brother showing her how it’s done…

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Enjoying her gingerbread man!

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Store in an air-tight container for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

2014-12-17
: About 3 dozen
: 10-15 min
: 10 min

‘Tis the season for holiday baking! These scrumptious peanut butter sugar cookies are a yummy twist on the traditional recipe and a festive, holiday treat for the kids…to make and to eat! I often choose to modify recipes with vegan-friendly options however, I opted to use traditional ingredients, such as butter and sugar. Having said that, the insistent desire …

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Ingredients
    2 2/3  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1/2 cup organic peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, stir together the dry ingredients and set aside. Cream together the butter and sugars in a stand mixer (or large bowl) with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, add the vanilla and peanut butter and mix again until combined.

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Add the remaining ingredients and mix again until combined. The batter should be somewhat sticky yet clump together easily.

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There are are a few options for shaping the cookies:

Option 1: Roll the dough into small balls (about 1 inch in diameter). Place the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (about 2 inches apart) then flatten with the palm of your hand (or a fork)

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Option 2: Roll 1/2 the batter at a time into a large ball. Place on a large cutting board lined with parchment paper then flatten out the batter using a rolling pin. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Continue reusing the leftover batter, repeating the entire process until all the batter has been used up.

She preferred option #2!

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Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Remove immediately from the oven and set aside to cool.

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

Using a small sieve, sprinkle icing sugar over the cookies once cooled.

Peanut Butter Sugar Cookies

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