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Sittin Pretty Peanut Cookies Recipe
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Sittin Pretty Peanut Cookies Recipe

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For fun cookies that look as good as they taste, try this easy recipe. They have lots of peanut flavor, fluffy frosting middles and holiday-colored peanut M&M's on top.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped peanuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup vanilla frosting
  • Peanut M&M's

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 252 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. In a small bowl, beat egg white. Dip balls in egg white, then roll in peanuts. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes. Remove from oven; using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each.
  4. Bake 7-9 minutes longer or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool. Fill centers with vanilla frosting and top with M&M's. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Sittin Pretty Peanut Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p30

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 252 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 23, 2010

I make these every Christmas. They can be made for any holiday using different peanut M&Ms or anytime. They have a nice flavor as well.

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