©2008 Land O'Lakes, Inc.
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 (10-oz.) package (1 1/2 x 3/4-in.) milk chocolate
- caramel-filled candies, unwrapped, cut in half
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine brown sugar, sugar and Land O' Lakes® Butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add peanut butter, eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed, scraping bowl if necessary. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking soda and salt. Beat until well mixed.
Shape rounded tablespoonfuls of dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Press 1 candy half in center of each ball, cut-side up. Form dough around candy, completely covering candy. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. (Cookies spread and flatten as they bake.)
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Let cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Remove to cooling rack.
TIP: Milk chocolate-covered caramel, peanut and nougat miniature (not fun size) candy bars will also work in this recipe. Use a whole miniature candy for each cookie.