Author/Submitted by: Best Loved Foods of Christmas, Pillsbury, undated booklet
Pillsbury's Best All Purpose Flour*,
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.
"Senior Winner in Pillsbury's 10th Grand National Recipe and Baking
Contest by Mrs. R.W. Fantz, Seattle, Washington. Adapted by Ann Pillsbury."