April 23, 2015
You don't have to give up peanut butter if you're baking cut out cookies. Peanut butter cut out cookies are soft and hold their shape perfectly when baked.
Divide the dough in half. Between two sheets of waxed paper, roll out the cookie dough to ¼" thick. Place the wax-paper lined cookie dough on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 45 minutes, until the dough is firm and chilled.
While the cookies are cooling, prepare the chocolate ganache. In a microwave save bowl, heat the heavy cream for 45 seconds or until the cream is hot. Stir in the chocoalte chips. Continue stirring until the chocolate is melted and the cream is completely mixed in with the chocolate. This will take 1-2 minutes of stirring. If the chocolate is not completely melted, microwave for an additional 10 seconds and stir. The ganache should be completely smooth and shiny.
If your cookie cutters are larger or smaller, the baking time may need to be adjusted. Lessen the baking time for smaller cookies, add more time for larger cookies.