PB Filled Rainbow Sugar Cookies

Posted on 09/29/2012 by patsrockmybosox
Yes, you read that right.

One of my coworkers mentioned seeing a recipe for this (I can't find the link though!) and said I should make them and bring them in. I love baking and I love fun, bright colors - how could I say no?!

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PB Cookies

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 egg

Combine all ingredients until batter is thick and a little crumbly. Roll into approx. 48 balls (I doubled the recipe and got like 82 or something like that). Put them on a plate or a cookie sheet and chill in the refrigerator while you do the next steps.

Sugar Cookies

2 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 c (2 sticks) butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients. Batter will be thick and hard to stir (you might have to use your hands). Once combined, divide batter into balls that are even in size. (I did 1.5x the recipe and got 6 balls). Add different colors of food coloring to each ball. Knead each smaller ball of dough to combine the food coloring (I did 6 drops of each color). Make sure you wash your hands in between each different color so that the colors don't get mixed.

Get your PB balls from the fridge. Starting with one ball of sugar cookie dough, tear off a small amount and press it flat in your palm, forming about a 2 inch circle (should cover the flat part of your palm). Place a PB ball in the middle and cover it with the sugar cookie. Roll into a ball. Roll in sugar.

Place each ball onto a greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. The balls are definitely going to expand, so make sure you leave enough room. Bake at 375°F for 7 minutes. Pull the cookie sheet out of the oven and gently tap each one with the bottom of a glass to flatten. Let cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


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Dough balls

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Finished product

These are SO good! They are crunchy on the edges, soft and chewy on the inside. The peanut butter taste is definitely noticeable, but compliments the sugar cookie perfectly. I only had the standard food colors/shades, but next time, I would definitely use neon or something unexpected. I like that you can totally customize them, so they're perfect for holiday parties or any other themed event. I have made a LOT of cookies and these are probably one of the funnest cookies I've ever made. I would definitely suggest making these with any children you have in your life. TOTALLY excited to bring these to work on Monday!
hangthemj 30th-Sep-2012 01:19 am (UTC)
these sound absolutely amazing; can never go wrong with peanut butter and rainbow colors!
chantalzola 30th-Sep-2012 01:31 am (UTC)
wow. I want to make these right now. I wish I had the ingredients!!!!
cocori 30th-Sep-2012 03:08 am (UTC)
This looks good and cheerful. I think I'll make these soon!
browngirl 30th-Sep-2012 03:54 am (UTC)
I love the idea of filling the cookies; I wonder with what else could we fill them...
patsrockmybosox 30th-Sep-2012 11:32 am (UTC)
Funny you mention that - I've mentally been trying to work out how to get them filled with chocolate
sashimi_salad 30th-Sep-2012 06:13 am (UTC)
Genius!
brokentriangle 30th-Sep-2012 07:24 am (UTC)
Mmm. These look fantastic! I will definitely have to try these out :)
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Looks awesome! Must Try this!
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