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Peanut Butter Acorn Cookies Recipe – Easy Thanksgiving Cookie Dough Hack

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Please remember that I don’t eat this stuff so I did not test this recipe. I’m just posting so you can try it!

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1 roll Pillsbury refrigerated peanut butter cookies dough
8 pretzel sticks, cut into thirds
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsely crushed pretzel sticks
(see my tips below)

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1: Heat oven to 350°F. Shape roll of cookie dough so it forms a point all along the top and remains rounded at bottom. If dough is too soft to cut, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in freezer 15 minutes.

2: With thin sharp knife, cut dough into 24 slices (about 3/8-inch thick). Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place cut pretzel piece at top of each cookie at a slight angle. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool 1 minute then remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.

3: In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High in 15 second intervals,  stirring after each, until smooth. Using frosting spatula or knife, spread chocolate on top portion of each cookie to look like acorn shell. Place on waxed paper. Immediately sprinkle crushed pretzels over chocolate. Let chocolate set before serving (place in fridge to set quicker).

Darlene’s Tips: I bet you could just cut the cookies round and then shape each one into an acorn shape. Might be easier and will make them each look a little different just like in nature! You don’t have to add the crushed pretzels if you don’t want. You can see in the image they left some plain. If you don’t want pretzels for the stem, you could use a piece of shoesting black licorice. You could use sugar cookie dough if you don’t want peanut butter. And you could use butterscotch morsels for the acorn caps for a different color acorn.

Source and Images: General Mills (Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Tablespoon, Box Tops for Education, Que Rica Vida)


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