Peanut Butter Heart Cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I had to wait until today to share this recipe, because it was a surprise for my Valentine.  Josh loves peanut butter cookies, so these cookies are perfect for him!  Quinn surprised him, too, with a sweet Valentine.  Delicious cookies and an adorable little girl, this has been a great day!

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Peanut Butter Heart Cookies       Printer-Friendly Recipe

From: Tastes Better from Scratch

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening (Crisco)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 medium eggs
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Additional white sugar for rolling
12 oz package Reese’s Peanut Butter Hearts

Directions

Start by preheating oven to 375.

In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the butter, shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy (this will take a couple of minutes).  Mix in the eggs, one at a time.  Now mix in the vanilla.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined.

Scoop out 1/2-inch balls of cookie dough.  Roll in granulated sugar (place a little granulated sugar in a bowl for this step).  Bake the cookies on ungreased cookie sheets for 6-8 minutes.  You don’t want the cookies to be brown, but they should be set.  Let cool on the cookie sheets for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks.  Place a Reese’s heart in the center of each cookie.  Enjoy!

Cream together the butter,  shortening, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Cream together the butter, shortening, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

Mix in the eggs, one at a time.

Mix in the eggs, one at a time.

Now mix in the vanilla.

Now mix in the vanilla.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Mix until just combined.

Mix until just combined.

Scoop out 1/2-inch balls of dough and roll in a bowl of granulated sugar.

Scoop out 1/2-inch balls of dough and roll in a bowl of granulated sugar.

Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes.

Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes.

The cookies are done when they are set, but not yet brown.  Cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes.

The cookies are done when they are set, but not yet brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes.

Transfer to a wire cooling rack and press a Reese's Heart into the middle of each cookie.

Transfer to a wire cooling rack and press a Reese’s Heart into the middle of each cookie.

Enjoy!

Enjoy!

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Quinn's Valentine to daddy.

Quinn’s Valentine to daddy.

Have a wonderful day!

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