Friday, October 8, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies - Week #2: Peanut Butter Blossoms

It's week two of the Twelve Weeks of Christmas Cookies and I decided to make one of my family's favorite cookies...Peanut Butter Blossoms or as my girls call them, Kiss Cookies.  I love these year round but especially at Christmas as it is an easy and quick cookie and tastes awesome.  I haven't tried them yet with my white bean puree, but I plan on it. 


Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
(aka Kiss Cookies)

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
2 tbsps milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
unwrapped Hershey's chocolate kisses
granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Beat shortening and peanut butter in a 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 golden brown.  While cookies are baking, unwrap kisses and set aside.  Once cookies have been removed from the oven, immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.

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  1. You can never go wrong with peanut blossom cookies on a dessert platter. They're a classic that everyone seems to go crazy for.

  2. Can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. I love the idea of tweaking it to make it a little healthier, I'd be interested in hearing how they turn out if you do.

  3. A classic for sure! Your pictures are lovely.

  4. I made these all the time growing up. Such a fabulous little cookie. :)

  5. I love these cookies too. How could one not with a giant kiss on them! =o) They rock!

  6. I love these cookies! My niece makes them every Christmas. Can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate:)

  7. Christmas isn't complete without a peanut butter blossom. Thanks for sharing the recipe!


  8. This is what I made last week and they are such a family favorite. Classic cookies like these never go out of style.

  9. These are one of my all time favorite cookies. Peanut butter and chocolate, a match made in heaven. Great blog.

  10. Ooh, a classic! Everyone I know gets excited when these are on the table! Yours look fabulous!

  11. A perfect combination of flavors. Who wouldn't love one of these.

  12. I'm your newest follower.