Spring Flower Cookies Recipe

I love this incredibly easy recipe for Spring Flower Cookies. Whether you're short on time or just looking for an easy recipe you can make with your kids, these cookies are perfect!

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Spring Flower Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • peanut butter
  • sugar
  • egg
  • spring colored M&Ms

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Q&A: Peanut Butter Cookies

Why do peanut butter cookies have fork marks?

Peanut butter doesn't melt as quickly as butter does, so that means peanut butter cookies are much denser than other cookies.  Unless you flatten peanut butter cookies before baking them (with fork marks or the bottom of a glass, as we do in this recipe), the cookies won't spread enough to bake properly. 

Should you refrigerate peanut butter cookie dough before baking?

Nope! Not in this recipe. I've made this cookie recipe as simple as I possibly can, and all you need to do is mix the three ingredients together and pop the cookies right in the oven!

How can you tell if peanut butter cookies are done?

Peanut butter cookies are a little trickier than others to gauge done-ness simply by looking at them, because they are a naturally slightly darker from the peanut butter. Generally speaking, the cookies should look dry on top and be slightly firm to the touch. You may see a little brown on the bottoms.

Spring Flower Cookies Recipe

Spring Flower Cookies Recipe

Spring Flower Cookies Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

I love this incredibly easy recipe. Whether you're short on time or just looking for an easy recipe you can make with your kids, these cookies are perfect!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Pastel M&Ms, divided into colors

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Mix together the peanut butter, sugar, and butter until a dough forms.
  3. Scoop dough and roll in additional granulated sugar. Place dough on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Gently press each piece of dough with the bottom of a glass to flatten.
  5. Bake for 9 minutes.
  6. Immediately upon removing the cookies from the oven, gently press the M&Ms into the tops of the cookies to form a flower shape.
  7. Let cool completely before eating.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 6g

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