Peanut Butter Cut Out Cookies

by Megan on August 18, 2011

Elliot goes to a really nice vet. He loves her! Not many pups can say that.

And I’ve had this cookie cutter for so long! I figured the perfect time to use it would be to make fun cookies to bring to Elliot’s appointment earlier this week with Dr. Nicole. You see, she’s just the best!

These are peanut butter cookies of the roll-out variety. They are extra good right out of the oven, but what cookies aren’t?

I made some chocolate peanut butter squirrels, too. Elliot isn’t too happy that his cookie-self has to hang out with those little dudes.

I used an all natural peanut butter for these cookies. It’s just made from roasted peanuts. I didn’t make the peanut butter, but rumor has it you can make it easily with some peanuts, a food processor, and a dream.

I hope you guys try these cookies!

Peanut Butter Cut Out Cookies
Recipe adapted from French Food at Home via my Honey Hearts

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup + 2 T pure peanut butter*
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 T packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 T honey
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/4 t baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
*I bet any natural peanut butter would work great!
for topping -
  • chocolate for decorating + squirrel making

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, cream the peanut butter, sugars, and honey together until combined.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and add mixture to peanut butter goodness. Add the milk and beat until combined. The dough should hold together when pressed. If it’s still too dry add a tablespoon more milk. Cover and chill for 30 minutes to an hour or until easy to handle.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper.
  4. On  a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. (I find that it works best if you knead the dough a bit and then rolled it out. It’s a bit crumbly, but it works!) Cut with 2-4 inch cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Top with chocolate to decorate. (I used a toothpick!) For the squirrels, just add a couple tablespoons of peanut butter per 1/2 cup of melted chocolate and chill in molds.

 This peanut butter saved itself for these cookies.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy August 18, 2011 at 8:58 am

Fancy pb and fancy squirrel molds! I wish Luxe liked the vet! but no, she suddenly only knows how to sit and stay right when we walk up to the door. I love that these were made in Elliot’s image and I LOVE that collar bling. What a fancy guy he is!

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Megan (megabite) August 18, 2011 at 9:23 am

Cindy – Poor Luxe! It can be so scary for them!

And thanks loving all the fanciness! Elliot is a major fancy pants now and then.

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Sarah August 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Nothing beats a good peanut butter cookies. Nothing! Except maybe adorable dog-shaped ones. : )

xo,

Sarah

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Megan (megabite) August 20, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Thanks Sarah! Elliot felt pretty cool about it. :)

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Kristeeeeeeeeee August 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Oh my Lordy. How did I miss this post? This is my favorite, and the asterisks denoting trash talking made me LOL. I’m interested in holistic vets, so thanks for her info! I take my critters to Dr. Burke at Little Friends of Ferndale who is divine but not very holistic. Anyway. Yay for barking Elliots and chattering chocolate squirrels!

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