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When Carolyn Gurtz created her Double-Delight Peanut Butter Cookie recipe, she may not have known it was a million-dollar idea. But that's exactly how much the 61-year-old won when she got the grand prize at Pillsbury's 43rd Bake-Off. What makes her cookies so special? "They're crunchy and sweet on the outside, and they have a creamy filling," she says. "There's a peanut butter ball in the middle."   

Carolyn says she gave some of her money to her family, invested some and donated some to her church. "Part of the prize was new kitchen appliances, so I had my kitchen redone," she says.
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Published on October 28, 2009

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