Saturday, September 3, 2011



PEANUT SITTING PRETTIES






Something Sweet for Liz!

My dear friend Liz loves these little treats!

They are so simple...but oh so tasty!


I originally got this recipe from another precious friend, Carol years ago.
She made a batch for me while I was visiting her in California. 
I loved them...unfortunately, a bit too much!!! ;)
She ended up having to make more
after I devoured most of the first batch on my own!

When I made these for Liz, she felt the same way. 
Recently, I asked her if I could bring her a treat and she requested these! 

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((  Liz's mom Betty Jo and her cousin, Melanie are both going through serious cancer treatments at the moment.
I hope you will join me in remembering both of them in your prayers!  ))


Liz, you are a treasured friend
with one of the most caring hearts I know...

Your friendship blesses me!

Enjoy every morsel of the...


Peanut Sitting Pretties


One cup butter, softened *
1/2 cup light brown Sugar
2 Eggs, separated
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups chopped peanuts (finely chopped)
canned vanilla frosting **
Peanut M&M's

* I almost always use unsalted butter
** I find Betty Crocker "Rich & Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting" to work well for this recipe.

-- Preheat Oven to 350 --

Mix Butter, Sugar, Egg Yolks, and Vanilla
Add Flour & Salt and combine

Form small balls

Beat Egg whites

Dip each ball into egg whites and roll them in chopped nuts

Place approx. 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake Five Minutes
Then remove and press thumb into the middle of each cookie.
Return to oven and bake Five Minutes More.

Remove from oven and cool.

Fill each cookie with frosting and top with peanut M & M's

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Variations:
(jelly beans, or other decorative candies can also be used for the topping)  (the chopped peanuts can be substituted with almond m & m's, walnuts, pecans, or almonds, etc.)





I like to use different colored m&m's for various holidays (i.e...red & green for Christmas; red, white and blue for patriotic holidays; pastels for Easter and spring...



Enjoying Simple Pleasures
with Treasured Friends!


 

19 comments:

Denise J. Hughes said...

This looks SO yummy!

Maurie said...

These sound like even I could make them. I'm going to try. :) By the way, thanks for your faithful notes on my blog. Your comment on my last post was so right; we should enjoy each day--summer or winter--because we will miss His good gifts if we are wishing them away. :) Finally, may the Lord bless your friend, her mother and cousin, giving them each his gracious touch.

Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

Hi Lorraine, I love what these are called, so cute! Nice to meet you as well. :)

SugarBeam said...

These are just stinkin' CUTE! Can't wait to try!! :-}

mangiabella said...

These sound so simple and so delicious, the best treat always are!!! Yes, simple pleasure with treasured friends....truly one of the FINEST things in life!! I continue to pray for Betty Jo and Melanie and for Liz as well - I hope these treats bring her much joy and comfort :)

Denise said...

Hi Lorraine,

I stopped by your blog this morning and I am so glad I did! :) I enjoyed several of your posts, and I'm delighted you shared this wonderful cookie recipe; they sound delicious!

Very nice to meet you! :)
Denise

Anncoo said...

Hi Lorraine, I love peanut and this must be very crunchy and yummy!
Thank you for visiting my blog :)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This is great...Benjamin thanks you, because I am putting this on our school schedule this week, and older brother says thanks, because he will eat them after school. What a fun way to get back going this week.

Thanks for the comment on the mood ring...too fun!!! All is groovy!

Toyin O. said...

That looks really good, Liz must be a great friend:)

Lizzy said...

This Liz would love them, too! Thanks for sharing these darling cookies~

Aguilar Elliot said...

oh goodness, those things look so tasty. god must have given you the recipe.

Teresa said...

Yummy and ooh lala!!! I love it...thank you for sharing this scrumptuous recipe...my daughter would love to come home to something colorful like this after school!!! She would call it a kiss from God!!! Hehe!!!
I have been visiting you, but I am unable to leave comments, so I am going to try it again!!! I feel like I have been out of touch for long enough!!!
You are lovely!
Teresa
triumphantvictoriousreminders.blogspot.com
Godisenthralledbyyourbeauty.blogspot.com

Gina said...

Hi Sweet Lorraine,
I will include all of these wonderful ladies in my prayers, that must be hard on all of them.
I'm sure these cookies put a smile on Liz's face, I smiled when I saw them. I'm just enjoying a little quiet, I'm hoping all is well with you.
-Gina-

Deborah Ann said...

These look awesome! I'd probably use green M&M's.

Missssed you! The weather's been too unbelievably gorgeous to stay indoors the past few months. I just came back from the beach, so I'm feeling content enough to stay inside and play.

And now I need to play catchup...

Toyin O. said...

Hi Lorraine!

Have a great weekend:) xo

Amy said...

Will keep your friend Liz and her family in my prayers. These sounds delicious and it's so sweet of you to bring some sweet treats to a friend. :) Please take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Amy

Karen said...

Hey friend.. Im back to the blogging world..and I start off with the view of your great recipe.. :) yummo.. thanks for sharing the recipe..and prayers coming your way for your friends family members..

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com said...

sending best wishes to you, Liz, Betty-Jo and Melanie. I hope they are more comfortable soon.

I'll need to show your little treats to Oliver. He might like to make these for his birthday tea next month.

Toyin O. said...

Just dropping by to say HI!!! Looking forward to your next recipe post:)

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