Peanut Surprise Cookies

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Helen 0

"These cookies are very easy to make with ingredients usually found in the pantry with the exception of chocolate covered caramel candies. I hope you like them. My family absolutely loves these cookies. I usually only make them at Christmas time so they are special."

Ingredients 1 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 99 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.1g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, peanut butter, 1/2 cup white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Cover and chill dough until firm, about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Roll chilled dough into 1 inch balls. Press a caramel candy into the center of each ball so that it is completely covered with dough. Roll balls in remaining sugar and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
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QuakerBaker
1/8/2004

man... these are good. i lost the recipe for these about two years ago, and i'm glad to have it again, we use miniature snickers for the surprise in ours. they are awesome!

belle4397
11/2/2009

These are really good, although I suggest making them with peanut butter cups instead! I'm not really a big caramel fan. I used the same base for the cookies though and it's very tasty.

Melinda
7/27/2007

These were pretty good. I may have overbaked them so they were tough. I prefer regular peanut butter cookies although these are an interesting twist.