Peanut Butter Blossoms

These are one of my favorite kinds of cookies to make! I love making them as gifts because they are SO easy  and even more fun to eat!

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Here’s what you need:

Hershey Kisses
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar for rolling

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Unwrap your Hershey Kisses.

In a large mixing bowl, combine shortening and peanut butter. Mix well.

Next, add both sugars to the shortening/peanut butter mixture and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla, and mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry mixture into the peanut butter mixture and mix well.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.  Remove from the oven, and immediately place a Hershey Kiss in the center of each cookie. Place on wire rack to cool.

peanut butter blossoms

Ingredients

  • Hershey Kisses
  • 3/4 cups peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • extra sugar (for rolling)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Unwrap your Hershey Kisses.
Step 2
In a large mixing bowl, combine shortening and peanut butter. Mix well.

Next, add both sugars to the shortening/peanut butter mixture and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla, and mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry mixture into the peanut butter mixture and mix well.
Step 3
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from the oven, and immediately place a Hershey Kiss in the center of each cookie. Place on wire rack to cool.

Do you make cookies during the holidays? What are your favorites to make or eat?

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2 Responses to Peanut Butter Blossoms

  1. These look SO yummy! I’ve had them before and even though I’m not really a sweet lover– these are so darn tasty!

    • RCGG says:

      They are my favorite cookies! I have one more batch to make closer to Christmas for my brother in law and his family!

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