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Iced Peanut Butter Cookies

If peanut butter cookies and iced sugar cookies had a baby, this would be it! Delicious, beautiful, and ready for decorating.

Course Dessert
Keyword cookies, holiday, icing, peanut butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 36 cookies


Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 1/2 c peanut butter creamy
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp half and half or milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 c all-purpose flour or gluten free flour

Icing Recipe

  • 2 tbsp half and half or milk, maybe more
  • 1 c powdered sugar


For the cookies

  1. Combine all cookies ingredients in large mixing bowl. Mix well.

  2. On parchment paper or a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 to 3/8 in ch thick.

  3. Refrigerate dough for at least one hour.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut dough into shapes with cookie cutters. Re-roll remainder, as needed, to use up the dough.

  5. Place cut outs on cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.

For the icing

  1. Mix glaze ingredients in a shallow bowl until smooth.

  2. Dip cooled cookies face down in the glaze. Lift cookie and allow excess glaze to drip back into the bowl. Flip cookie quickly and allow glaze to settle and firm.

  3. Either sprinkle with sugar immediately or allow glaze to harden for 30 minutes before serving or decorating with icing.