12 Days of Christmas Cookies. Day Nine. Peanut Butter Paw Print Cookies.
There are things I like to make at Christmas. Pecan Hedgehogs. The Mozzarella Penguins, This year we are adding Cucumber Trees. And to the cookie list are the Peanut Butter Paw Print Cookies. I found this recipe at Cooking with Carlee.
I used Hershey Kisses instead of the melting chocolate listed in the recipe. The small chips tended to not stay in the cookie during storage but the flavor is really good. I have not be able to eat just one of these.
Peanut Butter Paw Print Cookies
Makes 32 Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
48 melting chocolate disks
144 chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar until smooth and creamy.
Add the eggs and vanilla, stirring to mix.
In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt.
Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture and mix until just combined.
Scoop slightly rounded tablespoons of dough onto a sheet pan leaving two inches between the balls of dough, a small cookie scoop works well for this.
Roll balls of dough in additional granulated sugar if desired, otherwise roll them between your hands until they are a smooth ball.
Bake for 7-9 minutes.
The cookies should look puffy and soft, but set.
Press 1 chocolate wafer into the lower center portion of each cookie, then add 3 chocolate chips to make a paw shaped pattern.
Move cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Allow chocolate to reset before stacking for storage.