Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Peanut Butter Blossoms

 One of my favorite treats to make around the holidays are Peanut Butter Blossoms.  I love to make these, put them in cute Christmas tins and deliver them to friends.  They are so easy and totally addicting!

Peanut Butter Blossoms
by Hershey's 

48 Hershey's Kisses
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
additional granulated sugar

Directions:  Heat oven to 375 degrees. 
Remove wrappers from chocolates.  Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy.  Add egg, milk, vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie;  cookie will crack around edges.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.  Makes about 4 dozen cookies!

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