Peanut Butter Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Peanut Butter Slice-and-Bake Cookies IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Peanut Butter Slice-and-Bake Cookies IMAGE

Top these addictive cookies with mini peanut butter cups for an extra treat.

  • Portion size 60 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2014


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 170 g semisweet chocolate melted and slightly cooled
  • 30 mini peanut butter cups (such as Reese


In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in peanut butter and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk flour with salt; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Knead gently just until dough comes together.

Divide dough into thirds. Working one-third at a time, place dough on large piece of plastic wrap. Covering loosely with plastic wrap, shape into 8-inch (20 cm) long log; twist ends of plastic wrap to seal. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours. (Make- ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before continuing with recipe.)

Trim ends of logs; slice dough into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick rounds, reshaping as needed. Arrange, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350?F (180?C) oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, just until firm and no longer shiny, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on pans for 3 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make- ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Drizzle melted chocolate over cookies; top each with half a peanut butter cup. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.)

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Sodium 35 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 95.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 35 mg
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g


  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Peanut Butter Slice-and-Bake Cookies