Sunday, November 13, 2011

Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies

Hey everyone! I've mentioned before that I love Spritz and make them year round, here's a great peanut butter cookie recipe! One thing I love about them is how easy they are to seasonally decorate, you can use Reese's Pieces for the center at Thanksgiving, red and green M&M's for Christmas, etc.
Slightly crisp, yet melt in your mouth, with great peanut butter flavor.
Please note that some of the candies will crack in the oven.

I had to buy a new cookie press and thought I'd tell you about the one I chose. I found this Kuhn Rikon press at HomeGoods and do recommend it. The cookies aren't quite as big as the ones I made with my old metal Mirro and it doesn't hold as much dough, but the one click per cookie feature works well-
I'm very happy with this purchase!

Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies
1/2 C shortening (I use 1/4 C shortening, 1/4 C butter)
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
1/4 C brown sugar
1/2 C sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking powder
  1. Cream shortening (butter), peanut butter and sugars. 
  2. Mix in egg and vanilla.
  3. Sift dry into wet, mix well.
  4. Load press and form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets (do not use non-stick cookie sheets). Decorate with candy, colored sugar, etc.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-12 minutes, till just beginning to brown around the edges.
  6. Makes approximately 70 cookies.

48 comments:

  1. Gosh I didn't know that you used a cookie press to make those - have I been asleep or not - of course you did. Love, sandie

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  2. Those look good, and I love the colorful candy centers. :) I still have the old Mirro press that you have to twist- maybe I should look into upgrading!

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  3. New spritz recipe for Christmas. I have a Pampered Chef cookie gun that works really well, too. Has lots of different shape discs. xo

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  4. Those are cute. I sooo need a cookie press. : )

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  5. I haven't made Spritz cookies in a long time. I wonder if I still have my cookie press.

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  6. wow, peanut butter ones would be great too!!!

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  7. I love anything with peanut butter! I'll have to give these a try even though I don't have a cookie press.

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  8. My girls and I were just talking about making peanut butter cookies! I never knew they could be pretty though! These are darling!

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  9. Lynn, your cookies look delicious and the colored candy makes them so appropriate for the season. I've never made spritz cookies but yours look so good I need to try my hand at making them.-------Shannon

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  10. Perfect for the season. I love Spritz and have never made peanut butter ones!

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  11. Ah you gave in and went modern! I still have my mom's twist and grunt, and I have the electric one, that I love.
    Your cookies look delicious!
    Nice day, huh?

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  12. I love to make spritz cookies for the holidays and some of the presses work much better than others. So it seems like you scored and your cookies are deligh-fall looking!

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  13. Yum. My teenagers would love it I made this today while they are at school... maybe I will.

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  14. I really like these cookies. I've never thought to make peanut butter spritz cookies. It is a great idea. I hope you have a good day. Blessings...Mary

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  15. I've never made shaped cookies before, they always seemed like to much work to fit into my schedule. But these peanut butter ones, (I Love peanut butter) look to cute not to make. I like the idea of being able to decorate them for the different holidays too!I may have to find a cookie press and try my hand at them.

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  16. I enjoy Spritz year round too, with a cup of coffee about mid morning.

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  17. I have never used a cookie press, but have always wanted to. My kids love a good peanut butter cookie..these are very cute!

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  18. I get out my ancient cookie press only when I'm making Christmas cookies but you are so smart to use it all year. I love the idea of making these peanut butter cookies with it!

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  19. These are so pretty, now I'll have to get a cookie press!

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  20. Believe it or not, as much as I LOVE to bake cookies (and I do...) I have never done pressed cookies. Call me crazy. I need to get a cookie press and try some.

    And I laughed at your post about Saturday. Hope the Ben Gay did the trick. LOL

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  21. Hi Lynn,
    I just love these cookies, you have inspired me to bake them. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

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  22. I love the idea of peanut butter spritz cookies...with cute little centers...a shame to eat them but somebody has to do it!

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  23. What a pretty presentation these cookies make Lynn! Everyone in this house loves peanut butter cookies!

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  24. Those cookies... on that linen.... I'm sold. Then again, I don't have that linen. How can mine possibly live up?

    Blessings, Debbie

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  25. I have a vintage cookie press that I never get around to using. You have motivated me to getting it out for Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for that! :)
    Maureen

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  26. They really are beautiful cookies - love the recipe too - I've seen the cookie press advertised - I think after seeing your post I might put it on my Christmas list!
    Mary x

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  27. Hi Lynn,
    the cookies look so cute with the M&M's. Just like flowers in fall. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  28. Your cookies are gorgeous!!

    It' really funny to decorate with fondant and it' s easy to make it at home!!!
    Hugs hugs and super hugs, ciao Flavia

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  29. Hi Lynn, I too have a Pampered Chef cookie press and it works great. I have always loved making pressed cookies for Christmas. However, this recipe sounds awesome.

    Happy baking with your new press Lynn.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  30. Your cookies look so pretty! I love making spritz, too!! They're so much easier than cutting out cookies. I, too, had to buy a new cookie press. My old mirro (orange metal top) bit the dust. I got a Wilton Cookie Pro Ultra 2. It really is easier...I guess some things can be improved, can't they? I still have the mirro cookbook, though!!

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  31. Lynn, I am tucking this recipe away to make for the Holidays! Those Spritz machines are so easy use to make the best cookies. And what is peanut butter without a little bit of chocolate! Sounds so good!
    Thanks for bringing your sweet treat to ON THE MENU MONDAY!
    xo Yvonne

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  32. Yum. My brothers would love these. There are so festive looking.

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  33. These look so cute and oh so delicious!!

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  34. How pretty! Maybe this is the year I'll buy a press!

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  35. Peanut butter & chocolate~ a match made in heaven! What an adorable bouquet of cookies too :)

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  36. Lynn, these look so darn cute! I hope to try making them with red & green centers for Christmas & then again in the spring with pastel colors for either Easter or a sewing group gathering. Well done, Honey!

    Happy T'day to ya' in case I don't get back here to say it next week. I'm trying to rest my arm but its soooo hard. I wanna play with everybody!

    Hugs,
    Rett

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  37. These are adorable cookies...

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  38. You can't get a cuter cookie than this. I love Spritz cookies too and plan to give your recipe a try real soon! We are having a boy weekend with three of them coming tomorrow through Sunday. If I can, maybe we can do this together.

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  39. This is great - I don't think I've ever seen a peanut butter spritz recipe. My hubby's family is crazy for peanut butter. Love the cute candy centers too. Pinning this one!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  40. Hi Lynn,
    I made your cookies and they are awesome! My very best wishes to you and your family for a blessed Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  41. I just noticed these on your blog, and must make them! So pretty for fall.

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  42. I am so excited! What started out as a not-so-great experience ended up so well. I have an older-than-the-hills Pampered Chef cookie press that I never used, and when I went to use it today, I found that one of the pieces hadn't ever been packed in the box. :( I found this post and went to Home Goods and bought the last remaining Kuhn Rikon cookie press they had, and my daughter and I will be making these yummy-looking Peanut Butter Spritz Cookies tomorrow for Santa! Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing this!

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  43. Thanks for these! I made these (and some other cookies) for my husband's employees as part of a massive cookie making adventure, and they were perfect! Very easy to use with my cookie press, which has been languishing in the box for two and a half years. Delicious, light, and peanut buttery. Definitely the hit of the whole lot of them.

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  44. I'm very tempted to make these. I wonder did you use natural peanut butter or regular?

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    1. Hello! I use Jif Natural Peanut Butter, not homemade. Hope that helps:@)

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