Friday, October 30, 2009

Peanut Butter Blossoms- Week 5


We are at week 5 of the Christmas cookies, and it amazes me how fast time flies! Sometimes, I am in need of a quick cookie recipe that I can just throw together. You know, those that you have all the ingredients in the pantry and you don't need to wait on the butter to soften to room temperature? This cookie is that one.


My friend and I have started this dinner club and the whole point of it is to fellowship with each other and make meals for the freezer. A couple of hours in and we had 3 meals and bread sticks for our freezer. While we were busy making dinners, the hubbies and kiddos needed something sweet. These were the perfect thing. They were quick to make and put into the oven, and I think that they disappeared just as quick!


Wonder what my other cookie bakers have made this week?


Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Makes 4 dozen


1/2 cup shortening3

/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 egg

2 Tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp saltgranulated sugar

48 Hershey Kisses, unwrapped


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


Using an electric mixer, beat shortening and peanut butter together until creamy. Add both sugars, beating until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beating dry ingredients into wet mixture until dough forms.


Using your hands, shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll shaped balls in granulated sugar; turning completely to coat. Place sugared balls of dough into a greased mini muffin pan.


Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until cookies turn a very pale brown. Immediately remove pan from oven and press a kiss into the center of each cookie. Carefully remove and place on wire rack to cool completely.

16 comments:

Denise said...

These are a classic ans I love them!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I could eat those all year round...

Ingrid said...

I make these but cheat and use prepared PB cookie dough. I'm certain homemade is the way to go!
~ingrid

Megan said...

I need those quick and easy recipes. And you cant go wrong with PB and chocolate!

Megan said...

I've never made those before - but I'm going to have to try now! Especially with all the different flavored Kisses coming out.

stephchows said...

mmmm I've always had a sweet spot in my heart for these!! YUMMM!!!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

Who doesn't like a peanut butter cookie with a chocolate kiss! Your dinner club sounds fun!

Donna-FFW said...

One of my favorites to make for their eye appeal and taste. My ten yr old daughters favorite!!

Kim said...

Peanut Butter Blossoms are on my xmas cookie tray every year. Doesn't everyone love these? Yum!

The Purple Foodie said...

I love the use of hershey kisses!

Cattle and Cupcakes said...

Oh yum. Peanut butter and chocolate together...are my favorite. I would LOVE these.

I don't know how salty the dough is, but many times I put a piece of a pretzel on top of my chocolate-peanut butter goodies. The hint of salt is awesome and compliments the flavors nicely.

Cattle and Cupcakes said...

Oh yum. Peanut butter and chocolate together...are my favorite. I would LOVE these.

I don't know how salty the dough is, but many times I put a piece of a pretzel on top of my chocolate-peanut butter goodies. The hint of salt is awesome and compliments the flavors nicely.

Amanda said...

Oh I totally love those cookies. Haven't made them in a while, my kids would go crazy if I did!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I think i could eat about four of those right now. I am starving!

Keeping up with the Freitas' said...

Yum - I make something very similar but add a reese's peanut butter cup instead of the hershey kiss. They are my go-to, super easy recipe. (I even cheat and use a box mix for the peanut butter cookie dough!)

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Peanut Butter Blossoms- Week 5


We are at week 5 of the Christmas cookies, and it amazes me how fast time flies! Sometimes, I am in need of a quick cookie recipe that I can just throw together. You know, those that you have all the ingredients in the pantry and you don't need to wait on the butter to soften to room temperature? This cookie is that one.


My friend and I have started this dinner club and the whole point of it is to fellowship with each other and make meals for the freezer. A couple of hours in and we had 3 meals and bread sticks for our freezer. While we were busy making dinners, the hubbies and kiddos needed something sweet. These were the perfect thing. They were quick to make and put into the oven, and I think that they disappeared just as quick!


Wonder what my other cookie bakers have made this week?


Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Makes 4 dozen


1/2 cup shortening3

/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 egg

2 Tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp saltgranulated sugar

48 Hershey Kisses, unwrapped


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


Using an electric mixer, beat shortening and peanut butter together until creamy. Add both sugars, beating until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beating dry ingredients into wet mixture until dough forms.


Using your hands, shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll shaped balls in granulated sugar; turning completely to coat. Place sugared balls of dough into a greased mini muffin pan.


Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until cookies turn a very pale brown. Immediately remove pan from oven and press a kiss into the center of each cookie. Carefully remove and place on wire rack to cool completely.

16 comments:

Denise said...

These are a classic ans I love them!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I could eat those all year round...

Ingrid said...

I make these but cheat and use prepared PB cookie dough. I'm certain homemade is the way to go!
~ingrid

Megan said...

I need those quick and easy recipes. And you cant go wrong with PB and chocolate!

Megan said...

I've never made those before - but I'm going to have to try now! Especially with all the different flavored Kisses coming out.

stephchows said...

mmmm I've always had a sweet spot in my heart for these!! YUMMM!!!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

Who doesn't like a peanut butter cookie with a chocolate kiss! Your dinner club sounds fun!

Donna-FFW said...

One of my favorites to make for their eye appeal and taste. My ten yr old daughters favorite!!

Kim said...

Peanut Butter Blossoms are on my xmas cookie tray every year. Doesn't everyone love these? Yum!

The Purple Foodie said...

I love the use of hershey kisses!

Cattle and Cupcakes said...

Oh yum. Peanut butter and chocolate together...are my favorite. I would LOVE these.

I don't know how salty the dough is, but many times I put a piece of a pretzel on top of my chocolate-peanut butter goodies. The hint of salt is awesome and compliments the flavors nicely.

Cattle and Cupcakes said...

Oh yum. Peanut butter and chocolate together...are my favorite. I would LOVE these.

I don't know how salty the dough is, but many times I put a piece of a pretzel on top of my chocolate-peanut butter goodies. The hint of salt is awesome and compliments the flavors nicely.

Amanda said...

Oh I totally love those cookies. Haven't made them in a while, my kids would go crazy if I did!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I think i could eat about four of those right now. I am starving!

Keeping up with the Freitas' said...

Yum - I make something very similar but add a reese's peanut butter cup instead of the hershey kiss. They are my go-to, super easy recipe. (I even cheat and use a box mix for the peanut butter cookie dough!)

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