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Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

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Ingredients

1 cup smooth or chunky peanut butter
6 tablespoons softened butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk chocolate chips, divided (1 cup each)
1 cup small colored candies (your choice)
(Example, Mini M&M, sprinkle candy that comes in small jars.

Instructions

Beat peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs; flour. Stir in 3/4 cup chips. Spread into greased 13x9-inch baking pan.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Remove from oven; immediately sprinkle with remaining chips. Let stand for 5 minutes, then spread the chocolate. Drop sprinkles candies over melted chocolate.

Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes about 2-1/2 dozen squares.

Mary Stauffer
Eldridge



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