Monday, February 24, 2014

Peanut Butter Blossoms

My friends and I were recently discussing (well, like 2 months ago anyway) why peanut butter blossoms were such a traditional Christmas cookie. One of our conclusions was that they are so fast to make. With the I can agree with that. They are a great cookie for kiddos to help with, which is great around the holidays as well.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates (hugs, peppermint kisses, Reeses PB creative!)
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Additional granulated sugar

Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each
cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Makes about 48 cookies.
Recipe Source: Hersheys

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