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Peanut Butter Blossoms

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These cookies are great because the ingredients are common and couldn’t be easier to find. Chances are, you already have them in your kitchen!

peanut butter blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms
yields 4 dozen cookies

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup 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
Extra granulated sugar
48 Hershey’s Kisses (milk chocolate), unwrapped

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F
  2. Mix the shortening and peanut butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until blended.
  3. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg, milk and vanilla and mix will.
  5. Gradually stir in the flour, baking soda and salt to the peanut butter mixture.
  6. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls. Roll them in granulated sugar and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for about 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Once out of the oven, immediately press a chocolate into the center of the cookie. The cookie will crack on the edges.
  8. Allow cookies to cool on a wire rack.

Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

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