Make It Monday – Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cookies
I thought these would be perfect for Valentines Day next week!
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
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
I added 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tub of chocolate frosting(I used chocolate fudge)
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.
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 in ungreased baking sheets.
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.
I used a big heart cutter for the bottom layer and a big heart and a smaller heart cutter to make the top layer.
I sprinkled the top layer with a little bit of white sugar before baking.
For best results bake the top layer and bottom layer separately. The top layer bakes much faster. I baked the top layer for 5 minutes and the bottom layer for 7 minutes.
Once cooled, assemble the cookies by spreading a thin layer of frosting between the two layers.