Peanut Blossoms


These cookies are so popular.  They are yummy and look really cute to boot!  They freeze well, too.


Peanut Blossoms

1 8 ounce bag Hershey’s Kisses
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup peanut butter (I have used both creamy and crunchy so it’s your choice)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 tbsps milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
additional sugar

Heat oven to 375º.

Remove wrappers from candy and set aside.

Beat shortening and peanut butter together in a large bowl until well blended. Add the 1/3 cup sugar and all of the brown sugar and beat well until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla and beat well.

Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to peanut butter mixture. Beat until blended.

Shape dough into 1 inch ball. Roll in additional sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheets ~ I line mine with parchment paper but you don’t have to.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately place kiss on top of each hot cookie, pressing down so cookie cracks around edges.

Remove from sheet to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 48 cookies ~ I made less than that but family was eating them as fast as they cooled so I didn’t get an accurate count.


Merry Christmas Baking!


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