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The votes are in for 43rd Pillsbury Bake-Off! See which recipe stole the show at the million-dollar Bake-Off and which captured America's Favorite Recipe this year at the show hosted by Sandra Lee. Read on for the winning recipes and a selection of winners from years past.

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Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies
Pillsbury Bake-Off

Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookies

The 16th time is the charm! Grand Prize winner Carol Gurtz has entered the contest the past 15 years but it wasn't until this Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookie came out of her oven that she finally won.

Makes 24 cookies
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Start to Finish: 45 minutes

1/4 cup Fisher Dry Roasted Peanuts, finely chopped
1/4 cup Domino or C&H Granulated Sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup JIF Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Domino or C&H Confectioners Powdered Sugar
1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury Create 'n Bake refrigerated peanut butter cookies, well chilled

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In small bowl, mix chopped peanuts, granulated sugar, and cinnamon; set aside. In another small bowl, stir peanut butter and powdered sugar until completely blended. Shape mixture into 24 (1-inch) balls.
2. 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.
3. 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 1/4-inch thickness with bottom of glass. Sprinkle any remaining peanut mixture evenly on tops of cookies; gently press into dough. Bake 7 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Store tightly covered.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

Nutrition facts per serving:
Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 70); Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 1/2g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 125mg; Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 11g); Protein 3g
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 2%
Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Bake-Off Contest 43, 2008
Contestant Name: Carolyn Gurtz
Gaithersburg, Maryland

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