Jan

12

2009

Another Crack at Semi-Homemade

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Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

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Chocolate PB Oatmeal Toffee CookiesFood Network’s Sandra Lee is not the only one who knows what it means to do semi-homemade.  Sometimes we like to take credit for delicious things that were already half prepared and all we did was add a couple of extra ingredients.  It’s all about the pizzazz people, and we know how to pizzazzicize when we need to.  When you’re in a crunch on time, but you need to whip up a little something fabulous, don’t hesitate to use a few star starters that will reduce your fretting in the kitchen.  We wanted a cookie, and we wanted it fast, so we did the only thing we could think of:  pull out the Pillsbury!

Basic cookie doughs (ie. sugar, chocolate, peanut butter) have been a lifesaver for us in the past.  They’re a great foundation, and they shave off time in the kitchen.  The recipe utilizes a good ‘ol sugar cookie and peanut butter cookie dough and takes them to another level.

Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Oatmeal Toffee Cookies – Approximately 3 to 4 dozen
1 tube sugar cookie dough
1/2 tube peanut butter cookie dough
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
2 cups toffee peanuts, roughly chopped
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 1/2 teaspoons Crisco, butter flavored

1.  In a large bowl, combine cookie doughs, oatmeal, peanut butter and toffee peanuts until well incorporated.

2.  Roll into balls and press down on the top with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, or until slightly browned at edges.

3.  Allow cookies to cool.  While they rest, melt chocolate chips and Crisco and stir until smooth.

4.  Drizzle chocolate over completely cooled cookies and let sit until harden.  Place them in the fridge to speed up hardening process.

Click HERE for the printable recipe.

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  1. What a fabulous idea. I bet they were really good.

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  2. Gosh those look yummy! Great idea too. I’ve also used the sugar cookie dough to whip up some ginger spice snaps in a hurry. That was a great recipe too … now, if only I could find it again. ;)

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  3. Those do look good and an alternative to just plain chocolate chip, oh and I am sure someone out there is going ‘plain cc cookies’, lol, but I do get bored eating the same foods and have to change them up. I like Sarah Lee’s cooking show, and it got bad rap from friends, but semi-homemade (with portion control) is better than not cooking at all!

    Thanks for your comment :)

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  4. Peanut butter and chocolate! Sounds amazing!

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  5. These look delish and easy to make. My hubby would love them! Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  6. i hear ya!:) looks really good!:)

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  7. This recipe is so easy and the cookies look amazing! I’ll have to make these for my little one.

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  8. What a great idea – a wonderful way to take something “standard” and make it good!

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  9. I’m going to go ahead and say that I don’t understand how Sandra Lee has her own show, and I kind of hate her, but I will TOTALLY agree that Pillsbury cookie dough is really delicious. My mom bought some over winter break, and she was like, “Why don’t you make these cookies?” And I was like, “Oh [scoff], I’m too good for that, but I guess I’ll make them anyway.” And then the cookies were SO good. I sometimes forget how great the simple things can be. This recipe looks REALLY yummy too… I like how you mixed in oatmeal. Maybe Sandra Lee has the right idea…..

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  10. Amazing cookies..YUM!

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  11. Those look mad good. And “pizzazzicize” is the best word I’ve heard in a long time. :)

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  12. I have to admit that Sandra Lee makes me cringe, but I like the spin you put on semi-homemade. Those sound delicious.

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  13. I agree with Kelly above. Nice twists though.

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  14. those look really yummy! As much as I want to dislike Pillsbury dough and swear it off forever, I think it’s delicious :)

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  15. cookie dough…now i’ve always been curious as to what that’s like. can it really be eaten just like that? lovely blog by the way.

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  16. Pizzazzicize! Love it!!

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  17. [...] Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Oatmeal Toffee Cookies Food Network's Sandra Lee is not the only one who knows what it means to do semi-homemade. Sometimes we like to take credit for delicious things that wer. Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Butter Oatmeal Toffee Cookies. Cookies & Bars • Tags: chocolate, cookies, dessert, oatmeal, peanut butter, toffee . In a large bowl, combine cookie doughs, oatmeal, peanut butter and toffee peanuts until well incorporated. 2. Roll into balls and press down on the top with a fork. [...]

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