Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Cookies

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 Traditionally, my family decorates peanut butter cookies for Christmas. I don't know why we don't decorate sugar cookies; I guess I should ask my mom :)

For these cookies, use the full-fat, salty peanut butter like Jif or Skippy. Natural peanut butter or low-salt will not work well. You may need to add some flour while rolling out the dough. We decorate with a simple buttercream (butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and salt beaten together).

Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cups flour

  1. Cream together peanut butter, butter and sugars.
  2. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla.
  3. Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Add to wet mixture until well-combined.
  4. Refrigerate dough for atleast an hour before rolling out.
  5. Roll out dough about 1/4 inch thick and cut shapes. Bake at 350F until edges of cookies are browned.

Some of these cookies are upside down. Can you spot a snowman and a Christmas tree? How about a psychedelic flower?

My sister made this fox from a star cookie!


Emily said...

Why no picture of the baby turkey cookie? He was the best!

Emily said...

I also think we make those cookies every year so that our decorated frosted cookies actually taste good - unlike many I have had.
Some of CJ's coworkers said they were they best Christmas cookies they had ever had.

Anonymous said...

I love the blue and white mitten!