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Cross-Section of Million Dollar Cookie

by on April 15, 2008 · 18 comments

As requested in comments….

Peanut Butter Cookie

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Published on April 15, 2008

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VeggieGirl April 15, 2008 at 7:22 pm

FOOD PORN!! :0D

Romina April 15, 2008 at 7:36 pm

*drools*

Katrina April 15, 2008 at 7:51 pm

I have never bought a pre made cookie dough until tonight. Bought the dough so I can make the cookie tomorrow. Looks like peanut butter heaven!

Luxusimmobilien April 16, 2008 at 12:55 am

Anna..I will happy..if you tell me the full making process.

caroline April 16, 2008 at 5:40 am

that cookie looks absolutely SCRUMPTIOUS. i know what cookie is next on my list to bake!

Da BeesKnees April 16, 2008 at 6:22 am

Oh. My. Word.

*swoon*

erin April 16, 2008 at 6:52 am

Has anyone read how mad people are on the pillsbury website, that such a simple recipe won? I can understand why but it’s done, it’s over and apparently these cookies are out of this world (which I will make on fri for a bakesale at the local SPCA) so why fill out?

Katrina April 16, 2008 at 7:26 am

I think some people in life, just aren’t happy unless they are complaining! All the more power to the winner, she did exactly what was required and won the money, good for her. I don’t think I’ll ever make stuffing using frozen waffles (no offense, Anna), but I think it’s awesome that such a thing was picked by judges and won!

Another Valerie April 16, 2008 at 9:29 am

OMG. I want to take a bath in those cookies. That’s even better than I had pictured. Okay, I’m making those this weekend!

Anna April 16, 2008 at 9:39 am

I might try making a scratch version by using
the dough from this recipe (sans butterscotch chips)

http://www.cookiemadness.net/?p=979

The filling from the million dollar cookie and a salted peanut/cinnamon/sugar topping.

Nicole April 16, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Anna – I just posted a homemade version on Baking Bites! I liked them a lot, although I admit that my expectations were super high to begin with.

http://bakingbites.com/2008/04/from-scratch-double-delight-peanut-butter-cookies/

If you try them homemade, too, I can’t wait to hear how they turn out! I couldn’t find the refrigerated dough at my supermarket. I’d love to hear how the two stack up side by side.

Ronna April 16, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Hi Anna! I made these cookies today and I really wanted to love them. Maybe I made them too flat because I really couldn’t taste the filling. I liked the taste of the cinnamon and sugar on top, but to me, it just tasted like a peanut butter cookie with cinnamon and sugar on top. It didn’t wow me. I see the filling more in your picture, so, like I said, maybe I made them too flat. I was very happy that she won, though. She sounds like a sweet person and she lives about 1/2 an hour away from me!

Anna April 16, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Nicole, I commented on Baking Bites. I was going to try my own scratch recipe, but if you are curious as to how the two stack up, I’ll try with yours. I still have half a roll of peanut butter cookie dough and can make the cookies tomorrow.

Ronna, some of my filling “balls” were bigger than others. This cookie had a particularly big filling ball so there’s a bit more. Also, I used a bit more peanut butter than called for. I used about 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2/3 cup peanut butter, which is the usual ratio I use when making this type cookie filling.

Michelle W. in Calif. April 16, 2008 at 7:23 pm

I got some of the pb dough (and some peanuts) at the store today, I’m SO making these tomorrow! (AFTER my WW weigh-in, LOL!) ;-)
Haven’t made any cookies in awhile, I’d lost my flat beater attachment to my Kitchen Aid, had to order a new one! It has now arrived and my life has meaning again! I celebrated by baking a lemon bundt cake… :-)

Anna April 16, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Michelle, I think I am a little concerned about your dependence on that stand mixer. Do you leave it out on the counter 24/7 or do you pull it out when you need it? I’m just curious. I only pull mine out when I’m making pound cake or whipping a bunch of egg whites. Otherwise, I like using a whisk or a hand held.

I’m becoming a bit dependent on my food processor. It stays on the counter 24/7.

Maria April 16, 2008 at 7:41 pm

This is the most splendid, mouth-watering picture, ever.

It’s almost sinful.

Katrina April 16, 2008 at 9:35 pm

I made the DD PB Cookies today. They taste very yummy. I had fun playing with some of the cookies. I don’t care for the cinnamon addition, so I only did a few with the cinnamon sugar. I also think I started out flattening them too much. The store bought dough was very soft. I decided to chill the peanut butter balls in hopes that they wouldn’t melt into the cookie as much. We didn’t get to see a cross section of the winner, but they look pretty flat. The chilled ones didn’t flatten quite as much plus I didn’t smash them as thin. These are yummy. Then just for fun I also made two of the cookies where I had frozen the peanut butter ball, knowing it wouldn’t disappear into the cookie. While there was a noticeable bump in the middle, this was the best. One of my sons went ga-ga over them like this. I will be posting pictures on my blog, but may not get to it until tomorrow.
AND, finally, I would totally use homemade cookie dough instead of buying the Pillsbury stuff, while it is okay, it just doesn’t seem as peanut-buttery as making homemade. It is still amazing that this cookie won one million dollars and I’m super happy for this fellow cookie baker.

Michelle W. in Calif. April 17, 2008 at 8:18 am

Anna, oh no, it stays on the counter, 24/7! It’s my best friend, my constant companion! ;-) Hubby gave it to me when we were first married (17 years ago!) It stays out… I actually just got out my food processor (using that cookbook “Deceptively Delicious” to sneak stuff into my picky kids!), I just don’t use it as much!

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