Peanut Butter Cut-Out Cookies
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Peanut Butter Cut-Out Cookies
Prep Time: 40 Minutes
Skill Level: Expert
Nutrition Information
Peanut Butter Cut-Out Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • CHOCOLATE CHIP GLAZE or PEANUT BUTTER CHIP GLAZE ((recipes follow))
Peanut Butter Cut-Out Cookies

Directions

  • 1. Place butter and peanut butter chips in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir until chips are melted. Add brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat well. Stir in flour, baking soda and pecans; blend well. Refrigerate 15 to 20 minutes or until firm enough to roll.
  • 2. Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough, a small portion at a time, on lightly floured board or between 2 pieces of wax paper, to 1/4-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough in refrigerator.) With cookie cutters, cut into desired shapes; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until almost set (do not over bake). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  • 4. Drizzle CHOCOLATE CHIP GLAZE or PEANUT BUTTER CHIP GLAZE onto each cookie; garnish as desired. Makes about 36 cookies.
  • CHOCOLATE CHIP GLAZE: Place 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 tablespoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. About 1/2 cup glaze.
  • PEANUT BUTTER CHIP GLAZE: Place 2/3 cup REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips and 1 tablespoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. Microwave at MEDIUM an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. About 1/3 cup glaze.
  • VARIATION: SLICE AND BAKE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES: Prepare dough as directed above. Refrigerate 15 to 20 minutes or until firm enough to handle. Shape dough into two 6-inch rolls. Wrap rolls in wax paper or plastic wrap; freeze 1 to 2 hours or until firm enough to cut. Cut dough into 1/4-inch thick slices. Proceed as directed for baking and cooling.