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Last Tuesday morning The Pillsbury Bake-off announced the new Million Dollar Winning Recipe and it was these Double Delight Peanut Butter Cookies from Carolyn Gurtz of MD. The Pillsbury Bake-Off will always be near and dear to me since this is where I first started my cooking contesting hobby. I was lucky enough to be a finalist in 2004 and 2006, no luck in 2008, but I knew I HAD to make the latest Million Dollar winning Recipe! My cooking friend Tracy from Rah Cha Chow was a finalist this year, check out her blog for some cool pics at the Bake-off.

It’s funny, just as I had these cookies in the oven, I noticed there are lots of bloggers featuring these cookies. These cookies have certainly caused quite the controversy over using pre-made cookie dough. I must first say, my first response when I heard about the winning recipe was, “A Peanut Butter Cookie?!!”

I will admit, after I made them tonight and took a bite, I was pleasantly surprised. They really are tasty, however I will probably make a homemade version next time, which many other bloggers have done. I had to make the original first to get the true test! I give these a big thumbs up. It’s kind of nice to know that even a simple recipe can win you a million bucks. Get those ideas ready for 2010!

Here’s the yummy peanut butter center when cut open. Really good.

Double Delight Peanut Butter Cookies
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*The only thing I changed in the original recipe was, I didn’t cut the cookie dough slices in half, I used 12 slices to make jumbo cookies rather than 24 smaller cookies.*