Peanut butter cookie has bite-sized surprise
BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON World Scene Writer
Monday, December 24, 2012
12/24/12 at 4:00 AM
Find the winning cookies and more.
Original Print Headline: Day 12: Jean's Peanut Butter Cookie Pops
Editor's note: The Tulsa World asked for your best cookie recipes. This is the last of 12 chosen to win a year's supply of Hiland Dairy milk.
Julie Eddingon's recipe for peanut butter cookie pops stuffed with mini candy bars scored high with the kid crowd.
How could they not?
But they were also impressive enough to win a red ribbon at the Iowa State Fair in 1991.
When Eddington was going through her recipes looking for a cookie recipe to submit, she found the recipe for "Jean's Peanut Butter Cookie Pops." On the back of the recipe, Eddington found a note that she had written to herself indicating that she and two of her children had won the ribbon in the "Mom and Kids" division.
"We made it together and shared the money. I thought, if this can win the Iowa State Fair, maybe it can win this contest," Eddington said.
The recipe calls for the bite-sized Snickers candy bars, but Eddington said she has substituted other bite-sized candy bars before. The candy can even be cut down to size, she said.
The recipe is named for the neighbor who gave it to her about 25 years ago.
"I have five children and we have given them as teacher gifts and to church. It is fun and it is something a little different," Eddington said. "Kids can even help make them."
JEAN'S PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE POPS
We added a simple chocolate drizzle to these cookies to make them even more special.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter-flavored Crisco
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix, then add to the above:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
18 craft sticks
18 bite-size Snickers candy bars
1. Mix ingredients. Securely insert a stick into candy.
2. Shape dough around the candy, making sure that the candy is covered. Place on lightly greased (or use parchment paper) cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
3. Cool for 10 minutes and then remove from pan. If you remove them from the pan sooner than that, the stick may fall out.
4. Once they have cooled completely, wrap each cookie pop in colored cellophane and tie ribbon around the base of the cookie (around the stick) so that it looks like a lollipop. These would make a great teacher gift or even a treat for a school party.
CHRISTOPHER SMITH / Tulsa World