Peanut Butter Dinosaurs

This cute dessert idea requires you have dino-shaped cookie cutters, but if you don’t, let your imagination run wild!

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  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar


  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until light and fluffy.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Add flour and salt. Beat at low speed until soft dough forms. Divide dough in half. Cover with plastic wrap.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Chill 2 to 3 hours, or until firm. Heat oven to 350°F. On well-floured surface, roll half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness (dough will be fragile). Using 4- to 5-inch dinosaur cookie cutters, cut shapes into dough. Place shapes 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Bake for 10 to 13 minutes, or until set. Cool completely. Decorate cookies with frosting, if desired. Let dry completely before storing. Makes: about 3 dozen cookies.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

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