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Candy-Topped Peanut Butter Cookies

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  5 reviews
  • 1 hr 35 min prep time
  • 2 hr 5 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Baking mix makes it quick and easy to whip up a batch of homemade peanut butter cookies.

Ingredients

1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
cup creamy peanut butter
2
cups baking mix
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
tablespoons sugar
48
round chewy caramels in milk chocolate (from 12-oz bag), unwrapped

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat condensed milk and peanut butter with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  • 2 Stir in baking mix and vanilla until well blended.
  • 3 Shape dough into 48 (1-inch) balls. Measure sugar into small bowl. Dip top of each ball into sugar. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
  • 4 Bake 7 to 9 minutes. Firmly press 1 caramel into center of each cookie. Bake about 1 minute or until chocolate begins to soften and cookie begins to turn light golden brown. Cool 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat condensed milk and peanut butter with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  • 2 Stir in baking mix and vanilla until well blended.
  • 3 Shape dough into 48 (1-inch) balls. Measure sugar into small bowl. Dip top of each ball into sugar. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart.
  • 4 Bake 7 to 9 minutes. Firmly press 1 caramel into center of each cookie. Bake about 1 minute or until chocolate begins to soften and cookie begins to turn light golden brown. Cool 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

Get the kids involved in making this recipe. Simple steps and kid-friendly ingredients make for great holiday memories.

You can freeze these cookies tightly wrapped for up to two months.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
110mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
9%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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