Peanut butter cookies dipped in dark chocolate - the perfect cut-out cookie for Valentine's Day.
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups creamy style peanut butter
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 10 oz dark chocolate melting wafers
- variety of sprinkles for decorating (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt then set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat peanut butter, butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Once flour is fully incorporated, place 1/3 of the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap and roll to ¼” thick. Remove top layer of plastic wrap and cut dough with cookie cutters. Bake on a parchment lined sheet pan for 11-13 minutes or until edges start to brown. Cool cookies completely before decorating. Melt chocolate wafers according to package. Dip cookies in chocolate then add sprinkles as desired. Alternatively, drizzle chocolate over cookies.