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
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 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
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.