Gluten and dairy free Heart-Shaped Peanut Butter Cookies everyone will swoon over.
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free
peanut butter cookie dough, recipe link in the post
optional-- melted dairy free chocolate to dip half of cooled cookies in topped with festive sprinkles
Line the baking sheet with peanut butter balls. Prepare peanut butter cookie dough according to the recipe link above. After the mixture has refrigerated for 15-20 minutes, preheat the oven to 350° F and transfer dough bowl to the countertop. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Then place 1/4 cup of granulated sugar in shallow bowl.
Take dough by a small handful and roll into a ball. Then with a flat glass dip the bottom into the sugar and place onto cookie ball. Gently flatten cookie. Re-dip the bottom of glass into the sugar before flattening each cookie.
Using the dull end of a fork or knife handle, form the top of the cookie into a heart by gently moving the dough outward to the right and left. This will form a "V" shape.
Next using your thumb and index finger apply slight pressure to the bottom of the cookie dough and draw it down and in to make a tip, or the bottom of the "V" shape. Cookies might need a subtle touch-up on the sides to perfect this shape.
Then using a large, long-pronged fork press the dough down on each side of the heart to make a crisscross pattern.
Bake these cookies for 10 minutes-- just until the outside edges have a slight golden brown color. Remove from the oven. Cookies will continue to bake on the baking sheet so after a minute transfer cookies to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.