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Blog Cutout Peanut Butter Cookies

Blog Cutout Peanut Butter Cookies

What do you do when you're in the mood for peanut butter cookies, but that traditional round shape with the criss-cross fork marks just seems a little… boring? You put peanut butter in rolled cookie dough and make cookies in any shape you want. Peanut butter lends itself well to rolled cookie recipes, and the hearty, satisfying flavor seems just right for fall. (In fact, November is National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month.) Sturdy and crisp, these cookies include brown sugar and enough salt to bring the peanut flavor front and center. I've frosted them with a light, creamy peanut butter icing, accented with a little chocolate—a classic flavor combination.

What else does peanut butter go with? Football, apparently. Seems that eating peanut butter can give quarterbacks the competitive edge. While I can't promise similar results for these cookies, if you're sitting down to watch a game, they definitely make a winning snack.

My favorite shapes for Peanut Butter Cookies are the Football cookie cutter, the Helmet cookie cutter, and the Elephant cookie cutter.