Peanut Butter Buttons

21 Oct

 Confession!!  I don’t know where I found this recipe and idea! I found it at work and posted it as a draft then came home and I can’t find it again.  If it belongs to you I and you want it gone I’ll remove it.  I had to share this idea it’s so fabulous! BUT it isn’t my idea !!  Isn’t my recipe!!  It’s not a health food either  (A CUP OF BUTTER!!)


Peanut Butter Buttons

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (not natural)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • Red licorice strings (optional)
  1. Heat the oven to 375°. Microwave the peanut butter chips at medium heat for 1 minute. Stir the chips. If they’re still not melted, microwave them for another minute, then stir them until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the melted chips, peanut butter, butter, and both sugars with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until smooth and fluffy. Blend in the egg, vanilla extract, and salt. Gradually beat in the flour on low speed until a firm dough forms.
  3. Working with half the batch at a time, roll out the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness on a flour-dusted surface, using a lightly floured rolling pin. Cut out cookies with a 3-inch round biscuit cutter and transfer them to ungreased baking sheets. Reroll the dough scraps for additional cookies.
  4. Press the bottom of a small drinking glass into the center of each cookie to create a circular indentation. Then use the end of a drinking straw to cut four buttonholes in each cookie (twisting the straw a quarter turn each time will lift the dough from the hole).
  5. Bake the cookies until set and slightly golden on the bottom, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let them cool on the sheets for 1 minute, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  6. For a fun finishing touch, lace licorice string through the holes in each cookie. Starting from the back, thread a piece of licorice through the holes, crisscrossing it in front of the cookie. Trim the ends to about 1/2 inch long, leaving them loose at the back. Makes about 32 cookies.
1 Comment

Posted by on October 21, 2011 in Cheats



One response to “Peanut Butter Buttons

  1. Maureen

    October 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    This is sooo adorable! I’m going to have to make it for my neices & nephews in Buffalo. I think they’ll get a kick out of it!


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