Saturday, September 3, 2011


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! 


((  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


(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 ( & green for Christmas; red, white and blue for patriotic holidays; pastels for Easter and spring...

Enjoying Simple Pleasures
with Treasured Friends!


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