DIY 11: Peanut Butter Buttons

December 11th, 2013 | Posted by Becki Peckham in 12 DIY's Of Christmas | DIY | Holidays/Seasons

Here is a really fun recipe for the holidays. Peanut butter cookies that look like buttons! You can whip these up in no time and they are delicious. You can use your favourite peanut butter cookie recipe or you can use this recipe that I used (with smooth peanut butter).

The extra things you will need besides the ingredients for the cookies are:
Clean Bottle Cap (from a plastic 2L bottle is perfect)
Coarse salt

Follow the recipe to make the cookie dough. I popped everything in my KitchenAid mixer. If you do a lot of baking and you don’t have one of these, ask Santa for one! Less mess and you can actually do other things like clean up while you are mixing.


Once you have the dough made and your oven preheated, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Take a small spoonful of the dough and roll it in to a ball. The ball should just about fit inside the bottle cap. Repeat for the rest of the dough, spacing the balls about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Pop them in the oven for 9-12 minutes.


When they are ready, take them out of the oven. While they’re still hot, and being careful you don’t burn your hand off, take the bottle cap and press it in to the centre of the cookie leaving a circular indentation. Don’t forget to wash your bottle cap first! When you have done this for all the cookies, you can go back over with your straw and poke 4 holes in the centre of the cookies to make them look like buttons. You may need to twist the straw to cut through the entire cookie.


Sprinkle a little bit of course salt over the batch and pop them on a cooling rack.


Once cool, package them up and give them to someone you like! Another idea would be to put a little string of liquorice or icing between the holes to look like thread.


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