Chocolate Peanut Butter Cut Out Cookies
Serves: makes 3 dozen 3" cookies
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup melted and cooled chocolate (Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Chips)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In mixer beat butter and sugar
  3. Add in egg, vanilla, peanut butter, melted and cooled chocolate, cocoa
  4. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt until combined
  5. Roll out cookie dough in between wax paper sheets 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutter.
  6. Place on parchment lined baking sheets and bake 7-8 minutes until edges are firm.
  7. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets.
  8. Mix up a batch of Royal Icing add a few drops orange food coloring and mix a little water to it to get the desired consistency to pipe onto cookies.
  9. Allow the frosting to dry 10 hours.
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