Peanut Butter Blossoms

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These peanut butter blossoms are the stuff that makes life grand (imho).  They’re on my top 5 favorite list of cookies.  These are always a must for Christmas time! If you haven’t tried them yet, do yourself a favor and whip up a batch!

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

By January 14, 2010

    Instructions

    1. Remove wrappers from chocolate kisses; place in freezer overnight.(I forgot to freeze them and they came out just fine!)
    2. Heat oven to 375°F. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
    3. Shape dough into 48 balls (about 1-inch each). Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
    4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 3 to 4 minutes. Press frozen peanut butter filled chocolate piece into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove cookies from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. 48 cookies.

     

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    23 Responses to Peanut Butter Blossoms

    1. Coleen's Recipes

      GREAT cookies, always a hit. I also bake these in the little mini-muffin pans and press a mini- Reeces cup into them.

    2. Bellini Valli

      I made these over the holidays for my peanut butter loving family members.They are also good rolled in chopped peanuts.

    3. Country Wings in Phoenix

      Oh Kathleen sweetie…
      Aren't these the best. Yours look so yummy. Kids and grandkids love these darn things.

      I am in the process of trying to rework the recipe with Splenda and try making some for me. I am an isulin diabetic and have wanted to try making the cookie a little healthier for me. No chocholate for me, just the cookie. Have you tried cooking with splenda?

      Thanks for sharing. Love your pic. Just the right angle.

      Country hugs sweetie…Sherry

    4. Angie's Recipes

      These blossoms look incredible with peanut butter!

    5. Dajana

      Shhhh! I did the same thing, first healthy dinner, but couldn't resist making some cookies as well. And my husband asked if they were too dangerous for him. I said, “hmmm,no, there's only one egg and very little butter in them”, one cookie want hurt anyone, don't you think so?
      These look so wonderful, I'd probably have hard time to stop popping them into my mouth.

    6. George Gaston

      Kathleen, during the holidays I eat many of these classic treats. It is not Christmas without them. And Like you I want to eat healthier in 2010, but will definitely be making a batch or 3 of these classics during the year.

    7. A Year on the Grill

      It's a great cookie… Always a go to when on a multicookie tray!

    8. Sook

      You gotta give yourself a little treat for eating healthy sometimes. That's why I went and got skinny cows. :) These blossoms are one of my favorite cookies. I want some!

    9. teresa

      i'm with you! i LOOOOOVE these cookies, they're one of my very favorite. gorgeous picture!

    10. Misty

      I love the little sugar granules in the photo – gorgeous!

      Thank for the comment over on my blog :)

    11. Katy ~

      Kathleen, hugs. I love the way you think!

    12. Natalie

      so adorable, and the perfect little treat for a sweets craving

    13. Cinnamon-Girl Reeni?

      These bring back memories. I used to make these all the time with my Mom and sis when I was a kid. Such a yummy treat!

    14. Michelle

      My Great Grama used to make Peanut Blossoms all the time. Seeing them today brings back so many memories!

    15. Fresh Local and Best

      I'll have to try them. My family quite enjoys peanut butter. They look good!

    16. Lisa

      These are the best peanut butter cookies I've ever tasted! Thank you for this recipe!!

    17. Velva

      These are my favorite cookies! I love them.

    18. Kim

      These are some of my very favorite cookies and a holiday tradition with my mom and daughter. Love them!!

    19. Maris

      These are so pretty! Whenever I make them my chocolate kisses melt :/ I love your blog!

    20. BigBearswife

      oo I love Peanut butter blossoms! yum!

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