My favorite home made cookie as a child.

As a girl I loved two things, chocolate and peanut butter. Today I still love them! Especially together in a cookie.

I decided to make Peanut Butter Blossoms as my first cookie. I had planned to make them for Christmas but didn’t get the chance so I had all the ingredients already on hand. My daughter helped me unwrap the Hershey kisses. When it was time to roll the cookies into balls my son was a pro. He helped roll them in the sugar too. The rolling is a better job for the older kids. My daughter’s job was to push the Hershey kisses into the cookie when it came out of the oven. She stayed far away from the hot pan and was just happy to help Mommy.
I do suggest not pushing really hard when you’re putting the kisses on the cookies. If you push it down too much the cookie will break as soon as it is cooled. I also strongly suggest having extra Hershey kisses on hand. My son stole one when we were unwrapping them. My daughter stole one because it wasn’t her turn to help and she was mad. Then I stole one because I’m a big kid. 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 48 HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup  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
  • Granulated sugar

Directions:

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

2. 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.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. 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. About 4 dozen cookies.

Recipe courtesy of HERSHEY‘s Kitchens

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1 Comment »

  1. nutmegnanny Said:

    Hooray! I love your blog 🙂 These cookies look great too. Now come deliver me some 🙂


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