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Muddy Buddy (or Puppy Chow) Cookies

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These cookies will bring you back to your childhood!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE COOKIES:
  • 2-½ cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 2 sticks Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup SunButter (or Peanut Butter)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • ¾ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
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  • FOR THE COATING:
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Powdered Sugar, For Rolling

Preparation

For the cookies:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. In a large bowl, beat the butter until smooth, and then add in the SunButter and beat until well-blended. Beat in the sugars and then the eggs, one at a time. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients.

Shape into 1-1.5″ balls and place on your cookie sheet. Use a fork to make the crisscross pattern on the cookie. Bake about 12 minutes. Store cookies in an airtight container for at least 5 days. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

For the coating, while the cookies are cooling, melt the stick of butter and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Stir until smooth, and then stir in the vanilla extract. After the cookies have cooled completely, dunk them in the chocolate. Then roll each of the cookies in the powdered sugar.

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Nela on 1.22.2011

Very good cookies! Awesome job! :D

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shelikesruffles on 12.5.2010

Oh my goodness, these sound AMAZING!!!!

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tmarieonline on 12.5.2010

@ExpatCucina – I’m getting ready to make these and I would assume you roll the cookie in the powdered sugar before the chocloate solidifies. It probably needs to still be wet to pick up the sugar and make it stick. Also when you make muddy buddy mix non-cookie style the chocolate is wet when you put it in the powdered sugar bag. Then you lay it out to dry. I’m going to follow that same rule of thumb for the cookies. Good luck to both of us!

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ExpatCucina on 12.3.2010

Do you roll the cookies in powder sugar before the melted chocolate solidify or after?

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elizabethh on 11.1.2010

Hi there,
Wow, that is a blast from the past. As a SunButter blogger, I’m thrilled you opted for SunButter in these. The Muddy Buddy snack mix is one of the most -viewed recipes on our site, and your creation takes that a delicious step further.

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Katie R on 10.14.2011

I have a puppy chow obsessed partner. So for his birthday, I decided to whip up a batch of these cookies as a surprise. I was really excited when the peanut butter cookies came out of the oven and were amazing (though a bit overwhelmed with the quantity) – I think i ended up with between 32 and 36 cookies.

When it came time to chocolate coat and powder sugar the cookies, I could tell immediately that I did not have enough chocolate. And the process was less than fun so I just went with what I had. I ended up completely coating 18 cookies. I used the rest of the chocolate to sort of drizzle the remaining cookies and then flicked the powdered sugar on top.

Moral of the story here: he liked the cookies as an experiment but felt, in the end, that he would rather just have puppy chow. In my eyes, they were almost too much to eat one whole one. So with both of us not loving them: not worth the effort. And I’d make a lot of effort for something peanut butter/chocolate delicious. I ended up eating mostly plain peanut butter cookies in the end.

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carolinacollegecook on 12.20.2010

These were awesome! I ended up just spreading the chocolate topping onto the top of the cookie and dipping the top in powdered sugar rather than dipping the whole cookie in both mixtures. They turned out great. My mom even said it was the best cookie she’s ever eaten and I definitely agree! Also, for convenience’s sake, I used a good ol’ Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix. I will most definitely be baking these again :)

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Good Yarns on 12.16.2010

I made these for holiday cookies, and thought they were great.
After tasting one, I thought they lack the crunch of the “puppy chow”, so I added some Rice Crispy cereal to the peanut butter cookie mix – it didn’t help. They really were great cookies even without the crunch.

Also, I learned to make the peanut butter cookies fairly flat so the chocolate coating and powdered sugar tasted more, and the cookie a little less pronounced.

Great idea, and great recipe – we’ll keep making it!

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mel15brk on 12.13.2010

These are fabulous! We made them this weekend as a part of our annual holiday baking. These cookies were easy to make and they are our new favorite cookies. We will be making them over and over. The only thing we might do different next time is add more peanut butter, for a little more flavor, since we’re big peanut butter lovers at our house. Thanks for sharing!

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hoganhut on 10.31.2010

Delicious! I made these for our family vacation this weekend and everyone commented on how amazing they were. My brother-in-law said they were the best cookies he had ever had! I was only able to coat 10 cookies in the chocolate coating though…I think I might have coated them a little too thick!!!

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