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Peanut Butter Cutout Cookies Recipe

Peanut Butter Cutout Cookies Recipe

I used peanut butter in place of the butter in my take on a traditional cutout cookie, which turned out super nutty and soft. My children love to decorate the cookie with frosting, sprinkles and some creativity. —Cindi Bauer, Marshfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:27 servings


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • Assorted colored sprinkles


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in the eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-in. to 4-in. cookie cutters. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 7-9 minutes or until edges are browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cookies and decorate as desired. Yield: About 4-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 151 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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munna1984 User ID: 8724096 243629
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2016

"i tried it and it tastes awesome"

danirev User ID: 7714149 132474
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"I made this and it was a huge hit! I want to make it again, but I don't need 4 1/2 dozen.

Can you provide the measurements to only yield 12-14 cookies?"

paul3303 User ID: 1713232 132428
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"I enjoyed these cookies although the taste was very mild. I would have liked a stronger peanut butter flavor. When they first set up they were hard but then softened after settin in a covered container."

cpempek User ID: 6140370 154508
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"Tasteless! I registered just to leave this review. Flour-tasting and dense. Salvaged the batter by adding 4T butter and a 1/4c brown sugar. Better, but not worth making this recipe again. I was making bone shaped cookies for human consumption to celebrate my puppy's first birthday - I literally fed the first batch of cookies to my dog! He liked them, but don't make them for human friends!"

cassieandra23 User ID: 4610824 207233
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"a good cookie.. not one of my favourites tho.."

justmelane User ID: 1998802 132588
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2009

"Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, it is wonderful and just what I was lookin for."

julieandkavin User ID: 1376567 153208
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2009

"These are great! I placed jelly between two cookies and they tasted just a peanut butter and jelly sandwich."

bikenviken User ID: 1444178 101636
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2008

"I love this recipe! The peanut butter flavor is very subtle so it still tastes very much like sugar cookies should... just with a wonderful twist!"

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