Pillsbury had it’s annual bake off contest and the winner was Double Delight Peanut Butter Cookies created by Carolyn Gurtz of Gaithersburg, Maryland. She won one million dollars after entering for the 15th time. Comments on other blogs are critical because they don’t consider this a real recipe since it uses pre-made peanut butter cookie dough. It looks pretty good to me and rather easy to make, I’ll probably try it. Congrats to Carolyn and here is the recipe after the jump.
Carolyn Gurtz’s Pillsbury Bake-Off Million-Dollar Double Delight Peanut Butter Cookies
- makes 24 cookies -
1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup confectioners’ powdered sugar
1 roll Pillsbury Create ‘n Bake refrigerated peanut butter cookies, well chilled.
1. Heat oven to 375Â°F. In small bowl, mix chopped peanuts, granulated sugar, and cinnamon; set aside.
2. In another small bowl, stir peanut butter and powdered sugar until completely blended. Shape mixture into 24 (1-inch) balls.
3. 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.
4. 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 original no-stick cooking spray; press into remaining peanut mixture. Flatten each ball to 1/4-inch thickness with bottom of glass. Sprinkle any remaining peanut mixture evenly on tops of cookies; gently press into dough.
5. Bake 7 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Store tightly covered.