Buckeyes in Winter

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Shared By: Sylvia Bower and Granddaughter Jessica Turner

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Created and prepared by Sylvia Bower and Granddaughter Jessica Turner.  Won Second Prize in the Land O Lakes® Sweet Treat Championship at the Ohio State Fair – 1998.  The Fair recipe was with regular flour, but it was created as Gluten Free so I know they are good.

Ingredients:

  • Dough: 
  • 1 1/2 cups G F Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) Land O Lakes margarine®
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • Filling:
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • In a small bowl combine flour, salt, cocoa, baking soda. Blend well and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the sugars, margarine and peanut butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add vanilla and egg, beating well.
  • Stir in flour mixture until blended. Refrigerate while making filling.
  • In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and powdered sugar and blend well.
  • Using you hands, form 20 one to two inch balls of the filling. (they expand while baking).
  • To make the Buckeyes, shape about one teaspoon of dough into a round flat patty.
  • Place a filling ball in the center and ease the dough around it, covering it completely.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet, placing the balls about two inches apart.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes until set.
  • Remove immediately and roll in powdered sugar.

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