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Charlie Brown Cookies

charlie brown cookies

I am proud to say that I am a Peanuts Ambassador as my family and I are fans of the Peanuts Gang. With the Peanuts movie debuting soon, I decided to make some Charlie Brown cookies in celebration of it. Since I didn’t have a shirt cookie cutter, I used a onesie cookie cutter that I had on hand. It was from the Wilton Baby Theme Cookie Cutter 4 Piece Set and I just cut the bottom of the onesie to make a shirt. The recipe is for homemade cookies but you can make them with a sugar cookie mix and they taste just as good.

Charlie Brown Cookies

Cookie Ingredients

  • 5 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1½ C soft unsalted butter
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs

Royal Icing Recipe

  • Icing Ingredients:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 C powder sugar
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • Black & Yellow gel food coloring

Cookie Directions

  1. Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add all 4 eggs at one time. Continue to mix.
  3. Add the vanilla. Continue mixing.
  4. Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  6. Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  7. Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
  8. Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
  9. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  10. Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
  11. Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling-pin, and work some flour into the batter. (if needed)
  12. Roll the dough out on the cutting board and use the cookie cutter to make the cookies.
  13. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  14. Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  15. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
  16. Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).

peanuts shirt cookies

Icing Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except the food coloring)
  2. If icing is not stiff enough add ¼ C powder sugar.
  3. Divide the icing in half into bowls.
  4. Add several drops of black gel food coloring into the first bowl of icing. Stir well to mix the color.
  5. Add several drops of yellow gel food coloring into the second bowl of icing. Stir well to mix the color.
  6. Spoon each color of icing into individual frosting bags with a #5 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
  7. Cover the cookie with yellow icing.
  8. Allow to harden for 2 hours or stick them in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  9. Using the black icing, draw a chevron across the middle of the shirt.
  10. Allow the cookies to dry for about 2 hours.

peanuts shirt cookies with stripes

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