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Chewy Surprise Cookies

 Chewy Surprise Cookies
"With four daughters, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild, I've baked lots of cookies," notes Lavon Timken of Cimmaron, Kansas. "This recipe is one of my favorites."
48 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3-3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 ounces) Milk Duds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter, 1-1/2 cups
  • sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a
  • time, beating well after each addition. Combine dry ingredients;
  • gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Chill for at
  • least 1 hour.
  • Shape 4 teaspoons of dough around each Milk Dud so it is completely
  • covered. Roll balls in remaining sugar.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for
  • 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to
  • wire racks. Yield: about 8 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 230 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.