TAFFY APPLE COOKIES (a yummy summer treat for kids young and old!)

½ cup (1 stick) Butter, softened                              ¼ tsp. Baking Powder

½ cup chunky Peanut Butter                                   ¼ tsp. Salt

¾ cup firmly packed light Brown Sugar                 1 ½ cups Butterscotch Chips

1 Egg                                                                       1 cup chopped Dried Apples

1 ½ cups all-purpose Flour                                      1 cup Caramel Apple Dip

1 tsp. Baking Soda                                                   ½ cup Chopped Peanuts


Preheat oven to 350*.  Beat butter, peanut butter and brown sugar in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy.  Add egg; beat until well blended.


Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl.  Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended.  Stir in butterscotch chips and dried apples.


Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8 to 10 min. or until edges are lightly browned.  Cool cookies 2 min. on cookie sheet.  Remove to wire racks; cool completely.


Spread about 1 teaspoon caramel apple dip on each cookie.  Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

                                                                                                                               Makes about 4 dozen cookies


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