Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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Are you looking for a quick way to dress up an ordinary cookie mix? Try this trick from our Test Kitchen. The frosting can be used on a variety of cookies, including sugar and chocolate chip.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:24-28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 24-28 servings


  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) peanut butter cookie mix
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sliced almonds or pecan halves


  1. In a large bowl, prepare cookie dough according to package directions. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  2. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, water and vanilla. Spread over cookies; top with nuts. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Frosted Peanut Butter Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p77

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