Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Cookies: Peanut Butter Blossoms

Every Christmas I make these cookies, I've been making them since 2000! You don't have to use Hershey kisses, you can use any star-shaped chocolates that are available. Please note that I doubled this recipe (because I have a lot of people to bake for!) If you like peanut butter and chocolate, you'll love these Christmas cookies.



PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS

MAKES BETWEEN 55-60 COOKIES

1 C shortening
1 1/2 C peanut butter
2/3 C granulated sugar
2/3 C packed brown sugar
2 eggs
4 Tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
extra granulated sugar to roll cookies in

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat shortening and peanut butter in extra large bowl until well blended. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, milk, vanilla and beat well.

Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually beat into PB mixture.

Shape dough into 1" balls, roll in granulated sugar, place on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately press chocolate piece into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.

Remove from cookie sheets to wire racks to cool.

Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. I just made these tonight!! I am so excited to dig in. My mom and I have often said that it's not fully Christmas until we eat these.

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  2. I've been planning to make these too. I need to hurry up before the kids steal all the chocolate kisses!

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  3. Mmm, those look delicious, and pretty too! I've never seen them made with star-shaped chocolates. I like it!

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    1. Believe it or not Brenda, they taste just as good! Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  4. Those are one of my favorite cookies!!! They have the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate! YUM.

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  5. I only made these once. They were a real hit, but my husband prefers spritz and his mom's molasses cookies. Once I've finished those I've usually had enough baking for one year.

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