Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Peanut Butter Blossoms

These cookies remind me of my grandma. My dad's mom. She made these cookies every Christmas. She would fill her little cookie jar on the counter with them and I remember sneaking one after the another after another. The conundrum always being: do I eat the kiss off the center first or do I bite into the cookie getting portions of the chocolate with every bite? It was a real problem, but either way you decide to eat it, I promise it will be delicious! Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

1 cup shortening
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup white sugar for decoration
2 (9 ounce) bags milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees grease cookie sheets.

In a large bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer) cream together the shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, and stir in the milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in remaining white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven until the cookies have light browing arouond the edges. Remove from oven, and immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie while still on baking pans. Remove from baking pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

1 comment:

  1. These cookies bring back way too many memories. Yum.