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Peanut Surprise Cookies

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 3 to 4 dozen Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 15 mins

Directions

  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 08, 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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2012

very disappointed, was expecting something a bit more special, quite boring.

 

8 Ratings

Nov 02, 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.

 
Jul 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.

 
Sep 17, 2011

made these for the first time a few weeks ago, and have made them 3 times since... everyone loves these. thanks!!

 
May 06, 2010

My son just made us a batch of these and they're heavenly!

 
Dec 28, 2012

I followed the other suggestions (saying the cookies were too sugary) and did not roll the dough in the left over sugar. Instead I sprinkled a tiny bit of sea salt over the cookies before I baked them. This gave them an amazing salty kick to an already sweet cookie. Very good!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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