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Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Spritz

Peanut butter make these delicious cookies different from other spritz. The chocolate drizzle makes them extra special. —Dolores Deegan, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    16 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Chopped peanuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Chill for 15 minutes.
  • Using a cookie press fitted with bar disk, form dough into long strips on ungreased baking sheets. Cut each strip into 2-in. pieces(there is no need to separate the pieces). Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes. (Watch carefully-cookies brown quickly.)
  • For topping, melt chocolate with shortening; stir until blended. Place in a heavy plastic bag; cut a small hole in the corner. Pipe a strip of chocolate down center of each cookie and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 74 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • 1Robbie
    Dec 17, 2010

    Not sure if I messed this up but the dough was not right for a cookie press-tried chilling at different times-cookies a mess. Ended up pulling out my cookie scoop and making them that way-the cookie was delicious and resulting texture great. But, if I'm going to make a regular peanut butter cookie, I'll use my usual recipe

  • Bonnied
    Dec 8, 2008

    Do you have to buy a cookie press or is there another way these will still turn out nice?Bonnie

  • Colleen in MN
    Dec 1, 2008

    Do the Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Spritz cookies freeze well?

  • ydahl
    Dec 9, 2007

    Great Recipe

  • bri777deb
    Mar 20, 2007

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