*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Chocolate-Shell Peanuts
 
 Recipe By     : Best Loved Foods of Christmas, Pillsbury, undated booklet
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4  cup           peanut butter
      1/2  cup           confectioners' sugar -- sifted
    2      cups          Pillsbury’s Best All Purpose Flour* -- sifted
      1/3  cup           cocoa
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  cup           butter
      3/4  cup           sugar
    1                    egg -- unbeaten
    1      teaspoon      French’s Vanilla
 
 BAKE at 325 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes.  MAKES 6 dozen cookies
 Combine peanut butter and confectioners' sugar.  Chill.  Prepare dough.
 Sift together the flour, cocoa, and salt.  Cream butter and gradually add the
 sugar, creaming well.  Add egg and vanilla. Beat well.
 Blend in the dry ingredients; mix thoroughly.  Shape into balls, using a half
 teaspoonful for each. Flatten each ball and place 1/4 teaspoonful of peanut
 butter mixture in center.  Shape dough around filling, pressing to seal.
  Pinch ends and centers of cookies to form “peanuts”. Place on ungreased
 baking sheets.  Bake in slow oven (325 degrees) 13 to 15 minutes. If desired,
 roll warm cookies in confectioners' or granulated sugar.
 *For use with Pillsbury’s Best Self-Rising Flour, omit salt.
 
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 NOTES : “Senior Winner in Pillsbury’s 10th Grand National Recipe and Baking
 Contest by Mrs. R.W. Fantz, Seattle, Washington. Adapted by Ann Pillsbury.”