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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Puppy Chow Cookies: 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats (Week 5)



This was a recipe that I had saved in hopes of making for last year's edition of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats.  But, my to-make list was much longer than just 12 items, so I'm including them this year.  Muddy Buddies, Puppy Chow, or as Caitlin renamed it, Muddy Dogs, no matter the name, everyone loves this sweet, crunchy, chocolatey and  peanut-buttery snack. Now you can enjoy it in cookie form! I started baking the cookies and realized the recipe I was following did not include the Chex.  I was sure I had read that it did and went back to look again and found that I was making a different version. So, I continued and added the cup of crushed Chex and continued to bake, dip, and sugar.

If you'd like to be a part of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats, visit Brenda's blog, Meal Planning Magic, and bake along with our group! See the hop below for the other treats made this week.

12 Weeks of Christmas Treats Blog Hop | Hosted by MealPlanningMagic.com


Sources: Nat's Adventures in Baking & Tasty Kitchen

Ingredients:

Cookies:
  • 2-½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Chex cereal, crushed

Coating:
1 stick butter
2 cups chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
powdered sugar, for rolling

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth, and then add in the peanut butter and beat until well-blended. Beat in the sugars and then the eggs, one at a time. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients.

Shape into 1-1.5″ balls and place on your cookie sheet. Use a fork to make the crisscross pattern on the cookie. Bake about 12 minutes. Store cookies in an airtight container for at least 5 days. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

For the coating, while the cookies are cooling, melt the stick of butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Stir until smooth, and then stir in the vanilla extract. After the cookies have cooled completely, dunk them in the chocolate. Then roll each of the cookies in the powdered sugar.


5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Yummy!

Anonymous said...

How do we incorporate the Chex?

Melissa said...

I just added the crushed up Chex to the already mixed dough, last step before shaping into balls.

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very nice!

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