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Why do peanut butter cookies almost always have the fork criss-cross pattern on them?

Question by Singin’ with the Swing: Why do peanut butter cookies almost always have the fork criss-cross pattern on them?
I’ve always wondered why people fork this pattern into the top of peanut butter cookies, but no other kind of cookie.

What do you think?

Best answer:

Answer by April H
The cookie dough is placed as balls on the cookie sheet, then “forked” to flatten them. It’s tradition for the marks to be there and a sign of “homemade” cookies.

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