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Sittin Pretty Peanut Cookies Recipe

Sittin Pretty Peanut Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

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.