Nutty Toppers

Nutty Toppers

Tags: Cookies

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Ready Time: 75 min
  • Yield: 4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

PEANUT BUTTER LAYER

  • 3/4 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

CHOCOLATE LAYER

  • 1/2 cup dough from peanut butter layer
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 48 pecans or walnut halves

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 375°F.

PEANUT BUTTER LAYER

  • COMBINE shortening, peanut butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla and water in bowl of electric mixer; beat at medium speed until well blended.
  • COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Mix into shortening mixture at low speed until blended.

CHOCOLATE LAYER

  • COMBINE 1/2 cup of the dough from the Peanut Butter Layer, egg and cocoa in bowl of electric mixer. Beat at low speed until blended.
  • FORM remaining Peanut Butter Layer dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of greased and sugared glass.
  • PLACE leveled 1⁄2 teaspoonful of Chocolate Layer on flattened dough. Press nut into each center. Repeat with remaining dough
  • BAKE 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets; transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 cookie), Calories 110 (Calories from Fat 60), Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 70mg, Total Carbohydrate 10g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 5g), Protein 2g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

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