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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter BlossomsPeanut Butter Blossoms are such a classic cookie that most people make only during the holidays.  Can anyone tell me why?  I’ve been hunting for the reason that these aren’t enjoyed all year long!  There isn’t a seasonal ingredient in the recipe, so I’m baffled.

One reason I do not make them all year long is because I forget about them.  Maybe that’s your reason, too?  As I’ve stated before, I love the chocolate and peanut butter combination so I’m not sure why I forget to make these “easy to whip up” cookies.  But, here’s your reminder.  And, maybe I’ll just have to remind you (and myself) again this spring, summer and fall!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Printable Recipe

Yield:  2 1/2 to 4 dozen*

48 Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 375˚F.  Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the shortening and peanut butter. Beat in 1/3 cup sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the egg, milk and vanilla, mixing until incorporated.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.  Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until just combined.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in a bowl of sugar.  Place on the prepared cookie sheet.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.  Immediately remove from the oven and place unwrapped chocolate Kisses into the center of each cookie, slightly pressing.  Allow cookies to cool completely on a cooling rack.

*Recipe Note: You will have to make these cookies pretty small in order to get 48 of them.  My batch turned out to be only about 2 1/2 dozen.

Source:  A Bloggable Life, originally from Hershey’s


7 Responses

  1. lol I just made these Saturday I got 3 dozen cookies because I made my first batch a little big

    They tasted so good fresh out of the oven 🙂

  2. You are sooo right! I think I don’t make these more often because I forget them! What a shame!

  3. Mmmmm, these are one of my very favorite cookies! I haven’t had any this Christmas, so I guess I will have to make them in the “off season” as well! 🙂

  4. These are aimple way to experience chocolate and peanut butter. They definatley shouldn’t be reserved just for the holidays! Great re -introduction!

  5. Peanut Butter Blossoms looks really good! Try something that taste the same (really good), Cardamom Coconut Macaroons or Sesame Nut Cookies. Recipes and images could be found at the following respectively: http://www.fourgreensteps.com/community/recipes/desserts-a-goodies-/cardamom-coconut-macaroons and http://www.fourgreensteps.com/community/recipes/desserts-a-goodies-/sesame-nut-cookies .

  6. I agree with Jing Jing, the website is full of different types of items from recipes to products to articles about the community to school competitions! Highly recommend!!!
    http://www.fourgreensteps.com/. Good site for gift ideas!

  7. I love making these cookies year round, not just at Christmas! I usually buy the chocolate stars instead of kisses because I prefer for the chocolate topper to sit a big more flat with the cookies.

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