Sunday, February 28, 2010
Dear Mr Treadmill,
I know we have become very close lately. I apologize if I am moving too fast and pushing all your buttons. I feel as if I am running all over you at times. It appears from the latest recipe, things will be moving at an even faster pace next week. Until tomorrow....
Now that the guilt trip is over....the ultimate cause of our dieting demise: Snickers Peanut Butter Perfection.
This is a soft gooey peanut butter cookie filled with a fluffy peanut butter frosting and the edges are rolled in Snickers. Now, for the perfect butter trifecta you could have rolled the edges in peanut butter cups. I think you could have rolled them in manure and they would have been good :)
These cookies were originally called Utter Butters. Hang on, let me explain. In my small southern town, there was a little restaurant/catering business. (Yes, yes, I know many of you are surprised, since you weren't even sure we had indoor plumbing down here). They had a cookie very similar to this, sans the Snickers. They called them Utter Butters. Now, I realize the name sounds like a veterinarian ointment for cows. I can't really explain why they named them this. I've contemplated it over and over. All I can come up with is that they were flavored like Nutter Butters, but they didn't want to have infringement issues so they dropped the "N." That's the best I could conclude. Anyways. The business closed a few years ago, so I decided I needed a replication of these Utter Butters. I think they are pretty close. Give these a try and you too will be having daily rendezvous with Mr. Treadmill. Enjoy!
Snickers Peanut Butter Perfection AKA Utter Butters
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/4 cups white granulated sugar1 cup creamy peanut butter
1cup butter, softened
2 TBSP shortening
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
extra white sugar for rolling
Peanut Butter Frosting (recipe following)
chopped Snickers bars
1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2.Combine sugars, peanut butter, butter, shortening, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs. Beat just until blended.
3.Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.
4.Roll into 2 inch balls, about the size of a golf ball. Roll in sugar. Place onto ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with tines of fork. Do not crowd. These will spread. 6-8 on a sheet is plenty.
5.Bake one baking sheet at a time for 15-18 minutes or until set and just beginning to brown. Do not over-bake. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to rack to cool completely.
Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons milk, or as needed
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1.Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick and spreadable. Add more milk if it appears to dry. I had to add about 3
Posted by Sinful Southern Sweets at 8:16 AM