Monday, July 14, 2008

And The Winner Is......

Any of you catch the Pillsbury Bake-Off last night on the Food Network? You know I wouldn't miss it. The prize was 1 million dollars. Yep, 1 MILLION dollars for a recipe. They had all their categories and entries in each category. Some looked quite scrumptious (especially the little salmon tarts) and some looked a little suspicious (loaded baked potato pizza). But there were lots of contenders. Bacho and I waited as they called up the final four in each category. As they were getting ready to announce the winner, I was expecting a recipe that sounded unusual, or just simply yummy. But when Sandra Lee read the winner, it was Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies. What!? A Peanut Butter Cookie can be worth one million dollars?? Maybe I'll enter next year with my chocolate chip cookie recipe.

I haven't tried these yet, but I'll be whipping some up very soon. If any of you decide to give them a try, let me know what you think. This must be one spectacular peanut butter cookie!

Winner: Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies
Pillsbury Bake-Off
This recipe is available for a limited time only. Why?
Contest 43 and Carolyn Gurtz, Gaithersburg, MD - 2008 $1,000,000 Winner, $5,000 Jif(r) Peanut Butter 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

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.


Zeann said...

Mostly I don't like peanut butter but this does sound like an incredible cookie.

I am so glad you are back safe and sound and had a glorious trip. Hope you are feeling top o'the line.

Did I miss the part where the new little one announced boy or girl?

"And The Winner Is the Vega Family"
You are great. By the way it was fun to see cute Lucy in the pictures. Love you.

Jason & Ashlee said...

I really like Peanut Butter cookies. I have been in the mood for cooking more, so maybe I'll whip up a batch and let you know how they taste.