Sunday, January 4, 2009

DOUBLE DELIGHT PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

This recipe was cut from an old magazine.

1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped finely
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 roll (approx. 16 oz) refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix peanuts, granulated sugar and cinnamon. Set bowl aside. In a second small bowl, stir together the peanut butter and powdered sugar until completely well blended. Shape mixture into 24 balls. Cut the roll of cookie dough into 12 even sized slices. Cut each slice in half crosswise and flatten slightly. Shape one piece of the cookie dough slices completely around one of the 24 balls you made. Cover the ball completely. Roll each covered ball in the peanut, sugar, cinnamon mixture. Gently pat the mixture completely onto the balls. On an ungreased cookie sheets, place the balls 2-inches apart. Grease the bottom of a small drinking glass and place into remaining peanut mixture. With the bottom of the glass flatten each cookie. Sprinkle any remaining peanut mixture on the tops of the cookies and press in lightly. Bake for 7 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees or until the edges are golden brown.

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