December 01, 2006

BAMBOOZLED

AWTM is collecting holiday cookie recipes. I have a story to go with my favorites...

I sent lots of cookies to my boys during the deployment. Usually I'd buy those bags of pre-measured stuff and send cookies down to my husband and his platoon, and also to Red6 and his guys. But one time I had to make "real" cookies for an event back home, so I set aside a few and sent a little baggie to my husband and to Red6. And I got the following letter back from Red6:

I used to be bamboozled by the Terminator paradox...you know, Reese being the father of John Connor but also being sent back by John Connor? Well, now I'm bamboozled by your cookies. How the heck did you make those? They were incredible. I couldn't figure 3 cookies 16 ways, so I ate 'em all myself.

So now we lovingly refer to these as The Terminator Cookies.

2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 ½ cups all purpose flour (sifted)
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 package Dove candies

Combine the butter, peanut butter, and sugars using a mixer on a medium to low speed until light and fluffy. Slowly add eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Then mix in flour, salt, and baking soda. Cover and chill dough for 2-3 hours. Unwrap all the candies. Remove dough from refrigerator. Divide into 1 Tbsp balls and flatten. Place a candy in the center of each piece of dough and form the dough into a ball around the candy. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 300° F for 15-17 minutes or until tops of cookies start to crack. Let cookies cool on a baking rack or waxed paper.

Enjoy the bamboozling deliciousness.

Posted by: Sarah at 10:47 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Oh, I am sooo trying those!

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at December 01, 2006 11:00 AM (deur4)

2 heck I will try anything to bamboozal people at my age...and cookies are such an easy way to do it!! Thanks for playing!!

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at December 01, 2006 06:47 PM (GzzGi)

3 Girls, I've had Sarah's Terminator cookies, and they are yummy! Other than peanut butter kisses, they are my favorites! Sarah's Mom

Posted by: Nancy at December 02, 2006 03:30 PM (7aj08)

4 These look awesome! Thanks.

Posted by: Maggie at December 06, 2006 05:16 PM (A5SFX)

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