Friday, December 04, 2009

Peanut Blossoms

Okay, so this recipe is everywhere. But if you have never made these cookies, you are missing out. My husband even blogged about these a few years ago. Put simply, they are a delicious peanut butter cookie topped with a Hershey's Kiss. Peanut butter and chocolate. One of my favorite combinations!

Peanut Blossoms

▪ ½ cup shortening
▪ ¾ cup peanut butter
▪ ⅓ cup sugar
▪ ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
▪ 1 egg
▪ 2 Tablespoons milk
▪ 1 teaspoon vanilla
▪ 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
▪ 1 teaspoon baking soda
▪ ½ teaspoon salt
▪ granulated sugar
▪ 1 9 oz. package Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses, (about 54)

Cream shortening and peanut butter in large bowl. Blend in white and brown sugars. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt gradually; blend thoroughly. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 ºF for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven. Immediately place an unwrapped Kiss on top of each cookie, pressing down so that cookie cracks around the edges. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

Yield: approx. 4 dozen

Notes: These are really pretty and festive if you mix some green and red sugar in with the regular sugar that you are rolling the dough in.

1 comment:

Living Life said...

I have made these a few Christmas's ago. They were a popular cookie in my household. I like your tip about rolling them in green and red sugar.