This article first appeared on the original Cat Lady Alley site on November 14, 2016.
I’ll admit it. I’m not one who cooks homemade meals often. The hubby and I find it easier to grab something quickly, not deal with the aftermath of clean up, and we generally find other people’s cooking more appetizing. However, I am known for baking a pretty decent cookie. You know, the kind that elicits a moan with that first bite. Hey, I’m not tootin’ my own horn. It’s something I’ve witnessed on several occasions.
Recently, the baker in me fell in love with a cat-themed item that I had to add to my assortment of kitchen accessories, a cat rolling pin by Sweet Rolling Pins. So, I placed my order online – and for good measure added in a cat mixing spoon – and was tickled to receive an email that it had shipped out an hour later!
Making Cookies for a Cat Lady
When the rolling pin arrived, I had to figure out which cookie recipe to test it out with. While any roll-out cookie recipe will do, I decided to give the peanut butter cookie recipe that came with the pin a try.
Not only did I use the fabulous cat rolling pin, I also dug out my cat-shaped cookie cutters that I’d received as a gift from a friend. Then, I got to mixing, rolling, cutting, shaping, baking…and of course cooking-consuming!
Peanut Butter Roll-Out Cookie Recipe
Thank you to “Cathy of Wisconsin” for the recipe that came with the cat rolling pin from Sweet Rolling Pins. If you’re interested in trying it, this is the recipe.
1/2 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 extra large eggs
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
In a large mixing bowl, cream together peanut butter, softened butter, brown sugar, white sugar and eggs until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add 1/4 cup of the flour mixture at a time until the dough pulls away from the mixing bowl. Knead dough together gently before rolling out. With a regular rolling pin, roll a small portion of dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1/4 inch. With the engraved rolling pin, lightly roll once over the flattened dough. Cut to desired shapes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes or until the top of the cookie looks dry.
Like What You See?
Well, what do you think? Isn’t the rolling pin the cutest?
I am so happy with my purchase of the cat rolling pin that I can’t wait to try another roll-out cookie recipe. Check out all the adorable rolling pins at sweetrollingpins.com!
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A few years ago, a friend gave me the cat cookie cutters that I used with this recipe, and that set of cutters is the first one pictured below. I noticed on the box description that it says six cookie cutters, but it’s actually only five. One cat must’ve escaped! ***The below are Amazon affiliate links.
Know a cat lady who would love these baking accessories? Is that cat lady you?