Contest 43 and Carolyn Gurtz, Gaithersburg, MD - 2008 $1,000,000 Winner, $5,000 Jif(r) Peanut Butter Award.www.pillsbury.com/bakeoff Twist on the classic peanut butter cookie. Crunchy outside, creamy inside with just a hint of cinnamon. A real winner!
- 1/4 cup Fisher(r) Dry Roasted Peanuts, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Domino(r) or C and H(r) Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup JIF(r) Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup Domino(r) or C and H(r) Powdered Sugar
- 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury(r) Create 'n Bake(r) refrigerated peanut butter cookies, well chilled
In another small bowl, stir peanut butter and powdered sugar until completely blended. Shape mixture into 24 (1-inch) balls.
Cut roll of cookie dough into 12 slices. Cut each slice in half crosswise to make 24 pieces; flatten slightly. Shape 1 cookie dough piece around 1 peanut butter ball, covering completely. Repeat with remaining dough and balls.
Roll each covered ball in peanut mixture; gently pat mixture completely onto balls. On ungreased large cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Spray bottom of drinking glass with CRISCO(r) Original No-Stick Cooking Spray: press into remaining peanut mixture. Flatten each ball to 1/2-inch thickness with bottom of glass. Sprinkle any remaining peanut mixture evenly on tops of cookies; gently press into dough.
Bake 7 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Store tightly covered.
High altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
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