slice & bake peanut butter sugar cookies.

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I’ve always wanted to make my own slice and bake cookies.. you know the cookies you get with the pumpkins for Halloween or the hearts for Valentine’s Day?  I decided to make Christmas tree slice and bakes!  They’re not really that hard to make, they’re just a little bit time consuming.  But it’s fun… and time flies when you’re having fun! 🙂

Recipe:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Wild Friends sugar cookie peanut butter
  • 1 & 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 & 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • With an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add peanut butter, vanilla extract and egg and mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in about 3 increments and mix until combined.
  • Take about 2/3 of the dough and put it in a separate bowl.
  • With the remaining dough, add green food dye and mix until all of the batter is a nice even green.
  • Remove green dough onto a floured surface and roll it flat, about 1 inch thick.
  • Begin cutting out Christmas tree shapes and stack them about 5 trees high, placing on parchment paper onto a baking sheet.
  • Once you’re finished with all the green dough, place the stacks of tree shapes in the freezer for about 20 minutes until firm.
  • Remove from freezer and begin covering the trees with white colored dough until evenly covered on all sides.
  • Once that is done with all stacks of green trees, roll into sprinkles and place back in the freezer to firm up (20-3 minutes).
  • Carefully slice cookies (about 1/2 inch thick) and place onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly browned.
  • Place on a cooling rack to cool.
  • Serve and enjoy!

 

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