December 01, 2006


AWTM is collecting holiday cookie recipes. I have a story to go with my favorites...

I sent lots of cookies to my boys during the deployment. Usually I'd buy those bags of pre-measured stuff and send cookies down to my husband and his platoon, and also to Red6 and his guys. But one time I had to make "real" cookies for an event back home, so I set aside a few and sent a little baggie to my husband and to Red6. And I got the following letter back from Red6:

I used to be bamboozled by the Terminator know, Reese being the father of John Connor but also being sent back by John Connor? Well, now I'm bamboozled by your cookies. How the heck did you make those? They were incredible. I couldn't figure 3 cookies 16 ways, so I ate 'em all myself.

So now we lovingly refer to these as The Terminator Cookies.

2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour (sifted)
1 tsp. baking soda
tsp. salt
1 package Dove candies

Combine the butter, peanut butter, and sugars using a mixer on a medium to low speed until light and fluffy. Slowly add eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Then mix in flour, salt, and baking soda. Cover and chill dough for 2-3 hours. Unwrap all the candies. Remove dough from refrigerator. Divide into 1 Tbsp balls and flatten. Place a candy in the center of each piece of dough and form the dough into a ball around the candy. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 300 F for 15-17 minutes or until tops of cookies start to crack. Let cookies cool on a baking rack or waxed paper.

Enjoy the bamboozling deliciousness.

Posted by Sarah at December 1, 2006 03:47 PM | TrackBack

Oh, I am sooo trying those!

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at December 1, 2006 04:00 PM

heck I will try anything to bamboozal people at my age...and cookies are such an easy way to do it!! Thanks for playing!!

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at December 1, 2006 11:47 PM

I've had Sarah's Terminator cookies, and they are yummy! Other than peanut butter kisses, they are my favorites!
Sarah's Mom

Posted by: Nancy at December 2, 2006 08:30 PM

These look awesome! Thanks.

Posted by: Maggie at December 6, 2006 10:16 PM