Thursday, September 10, 2009

Best Peanut Butter Cookies EVER

Without a doubt, these are the BEST. COOKIES. EVER.

They were a national Pillsbury Bake-Off Winner, so I can't take credit for them, but they are destined to be a family favorite!

Double Delight Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 roll Pillsbury refigerated peanut butter cookie dough, well chilled
  • non-stick cooking spray
  1. Heat oven to 375* 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/sugar mixture; gently pat mixture completely onto balls. On ungreased large cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Spray bottom of drinking glass with non-stick cooking spray; flatten each ball to 1/2 inch thickness with bottom of glass. Sprinkle remaining peanut/sugar mixture evenly on tops of flattened cookies; gently press into dough.
  5. Bake 7 - 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Store tightly covered.
Makes 24 "gooey-in-the-middle" cookies!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Garden Vegetable Casserole

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 2/3 cup whole kernel corn
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ cup Reduced fat biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 egg whites or ½ cup egg product
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 8x8 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Sprinkle ¼ cup of cheese into dish. Top with zucchini, corn, tomato and onion. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. In a separate bowl, combine baking mix, milk, eggs, salt and pepper. Pour batter over vegetables. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Let stand about 5 minutes until serving. Makes 6 servings.