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Peanut Butter Christmas Tree Cookies


Makes 18 cookies

These tree-shaped peanut butter cookies make the perfect Christmas dessert made using PILLSBURY Refrigerated Peanut Butter Cookies.



1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated PILLSBURY Peanut Butter Cookie Dough                                                

1/4 cup all-purpose flour                                                

3/4 cup chopped chocolate covered peanut butter cup candies                                                

1/2 cup fluffy white whipped ready-to-spread frosting (from 12-oz container)                                                

1/2 teaspoon green paste food color                                                

1 tablespoon small white candy sprinkles                                                

1 tablespoon white snowflake sprinkles



1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Knead in flour until well blended.  (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH FLOUR.) Stir in peanut butter cup candies.

2.On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 4-inch Christmas tree-shaped cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheets, place cutouts 2 inches apart.

3.Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.

4.Spread thin layer of chocolate frosting on each cookie. In small bowl, mix white frosting and food color. Spoon frosting into decorating bag fitted with small plain tip. Pipe green frosting onto cookies. Add white candy sprinkles to look like snow on branches. Decorate with snowflake sprinkles. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container at room temperature.


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