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Hidden Treasure Cookies

Hidden Treasure Cookies are sure to please kids of all ages! An irresistible combination of peanut butter and chocolate make this the perfect after-school snack with a glass of milk! Recipe created by Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, PA.

Hidden Treasure Cookies
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  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    72
    cookies (6 dozen)
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Ingredients

Instructions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR MORSEL-PEANUT BUTTER FILLING:
COMBINE
semi-sweet and butterscotch morsels in medium bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup peanut butter until well combined.

FOR COOKIES:
BEAT
butter and remaining peanut butter in large mixer bowl on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and salt; beat until combined. Add eggs, vanilla extract and milk; beat until combined. Beat in as much flour as possible. Stir.

SHAPE 1 tablespoon of dough into ball; flatten into 2-inch diameter circle. Place 1 teaspoon of Morsel-Peanut Butter filling in center of circle. Fold dough around filling, forming a ball. Place balls 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle melted white morsels over cooled cookies. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

NOTE: May freeze for longer storage.