Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Pillsbury Bake-off...

Or, as I like to refer to it, the **********-ing Pillsbury Bake-off.
Clearly, I have a little hostility towards it. Why, you ask?
I present to you the winning recipe for this year's bake-off:
"Double-delight peanut butter cookies"
1/4cup Fisher® Dry Roasted Peanuts, finely chopped
1/4cup Domino® or C&H® Granulated Sugar
1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2cup JIF® Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2cup Domino® or C&H® Confectioners Powdered Sugar
1roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® Create ‘n Bake® refrigerated peanut butter cookies, well chilled

1.Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix chopped peanuts, granulated sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
2.In another small bowl, stir peanut butter and powdered sugar until completely blended. Shape mixture into 24 (1-inch) balls.
3.Cut roll of cookie dough into 12 slices. Cut each slice in half crosswise to make 24 pieces; flatten slightly. Shape 1 cookie dough piece around 1 peanut butter ball, covering completely. Repeat with remaining dough and balls.
4.Roll each covered ball in peanut mixture; gently pat mixture completely onto balls. On ungreased large cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Spray bottom of drinking glass with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray; press into remaining peanut mixture. Flatten each ball to 1/2-inch thickness with bottom of glass. Sprinkle any remaining peanut mixture evenly on tops of cookies; gently press into dough.
5.Bake 7 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Store tightly covered.

I'm sorry, but when the winning recipe has prepackaged cookie dough as one of the ingredients, the contest immediately loses all legitimacy and becomes "**********-ing".

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