Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies

Pillsbury awarded Carolyn Gurtz $1 million dollars for this recipe. We love cookies in this house and we decided, if these are worth $1 million dollars we better try them. Personally, I believe a dessert worth $1 million dollars ought to have some chocolate in it, but these were pretty good. They have a creamy peanut butter center that makes this cookie different from most.
Mine look a bit different from the recipe for several reasons: first, I'm not a professional. Second, I didn't have "Pillsbury Create n Bake" refrigerated peanut butter cookies that the recipe requests. I made the cookie dough from my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe, which is good enough by itself. Third, I didn't have peanuts and I didn't want to take a trip to the store, so I left them off. Fourth, I never leave my cookies in the oven as long as the recipes say to. They don't get as brown but they're softer and more gooey--the way we like them.
There are only three cookies in the picture because that was all that were left by the time I got a chance to grab the camera. The neighborhood kids found out we were baking cookies and the cookies disappeared quickly. In fact, I heard the front door open and came downstairs to find the three-year-old from next door helping himself to another cookie. They're that good! Now, if I can just figure out how to add some chocolate.


Troy and Jen said...

I saw that this recipe won a while ago and have been wanting to try them. They do sound delicious! I am a peanut butter-aholic. :)

Troy and Jen said...

You can always drizzle chocolate over them... I am with you on adding chocolate :)

Best of the Best said...

How about adding some mini chocolate chips to the peanut butter ball that's in the middle of the cookie. Or, instead of the peanut butter ball have a chocolate kiss that is slightly softened in the center.