Winner: Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies

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!]

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
45 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
24 cookies

Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 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
  • Directions:
Directions

Heat in oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl mix chopped peanuts, granulated sugar and cinnamon; set aside.

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.

Fisher is a registered trademark of John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Inc. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-6057 U.S.A.

(r)JIF is a trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company

C and H is a registered trademark of C and H Sugar Company, Crockett, CA

Domino is the registered trademark of American Sugar Refining, Inc. Yonkers, NY 10750

(r)CRISCO is a trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company


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