Oct 24, 2010

Peanut Butter Blossoms

This is my third week of posting Christmas cookie recipes.  This week's recipe is another favorite of the Imaginative One.  My mother-in-law adores these.  What's not to love about them?  Peanut butter and chocolate is delicious together.

Stars of the recipe:

  • 48 Hershey Kisses

  • 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


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

  2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended.

  3. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy.

  4. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.

  5. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

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

  7.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

  8. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.

  9. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

  10. Cool completely.

Other Christmas cookie recipes:  Mock Thin Mints and Snickerdoodles

This post has been linked up to Delicious Dishes. and Eat at Home.


  1. Anything studded with a Hershey's Kiss is good! These are great cookies. Thanks for linking up!

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