Peanut Butter Blossoms

By now, you’ve already learned what I’m a banana fanatic, and that you will probably wind up with too many banana recipes from my blog, but I’m not sure I’ve quite made clear what goes hand in hand with that—I could literally live off of peanut butter.  Other nut butters are awesome (I wont pretend I don’t eat sunflower seed butter by the spoonful,) but peanut butter is possibly the most amazing food creation on the planet.  Peanut butter cookies are pretty perfect on their own, but here’s a way to make a nice holiday presentation out of them, and give them a little something extra!

You will need:

½ cup solid shortening

¾ cup creamy peanut butter

1/3 cup granulated sugar, and an extra 1/3 for rolling

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

½ tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

2 tbsp milk

1 ½ cups flour

20-30 Hershey’s kisses (depending on the size of your cookies)

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Pre-heat your oven to 350.  Start by combining the shortening and peanut butter, until fluffy.  Add both sugars, and combine well.  Add egg, vanilla, and milk.  Combine baking soda, salt, and flour, then add to the mixture.  Stir well, making sure everything is fully incorporated.  Your dough is not going to be loose at all.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls, and roll them in your extra sugar.  Unwrap as many kisses as you have cookies.  Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned.  Remove from the oven, and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.  Move to wire rack to cool completely.

These are really pretty simple, and wind up looking so cute.  Perfect for a cookie swap or holiday party, can you believe those are already coming up?!

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and some people just can’t wait until they’re cooled off to eat them…!

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2 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Blossoms

  1. yuuuum, these have always been some of my favorite holiday cookies!

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