Peanut Butter Blossoms
1 cup shortening
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
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.