Friday, February 13, 2009

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

We like Peanut Butter in this family and my husband will actually eat one or two of these cookies if I make them (he is not a sweets type guy). I enjoy making them on the holidays as they are a hit with everyone who tries them.

This year I used Carmel Hersheys Kisses instead of regular chocolate, this added a new level of decadence!

1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Sugar
48 Hersheys Kisses, unwrapped

HEAT oven to 375°F.

CREAM together shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat well.

STIR together flour, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Beat on low speed until stiff dough forms.
SHAPE into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

TOP each cookie immediately with an unwrapped chocolate piece, pressing down firmly so that cookie cracks around edge. Remove from cookie sheets to cool.

14 comments:

Debbie said...

These look great. I am always in the mood for a good cookie. Cake and cookies are my weakness!

Gabe's Girl said...

I am the cookie monster in my house, but my family is not far behind. This is one of my favorite cookies. I made them once, but my kisses kept melting! I need to try them again.

Elra said...

Cheryl, the cookies look really delicious with chocolate decoration on top.
Cheers,
Elra

Pam said...

Mmm. They look tasty to me. Cute serving plate.

Paula said...

Hershey's makes caramel kisses?!!!! Great idea to use them! I've always liked these types of cookies.

Donna-FFW said...

CHERYL_-HI.. These are my daughters (my 2nd daughters) favorite cookie. I make them all the time. Never tried with the caramel. Yours look so pretty!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love peanut butter! These look fantastic!

Katherine Aucoin said...

These look fantastic, I could eat my weight in them!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

These look so DAMN yummy!!

Sara said...

I love these cookies, I'm not sure that there's a better flavor combination than pb and chocolate!

Heather said...

awww. how romantic for valentines day :) hershey kisses for your loved ones!

Kevin said...

Peanut butter and chocolate...mmm...

Mom said...

What a great looking cookie! Good idea to mix pb and caramel.

finsmom said...

These are gorgeous! How perfect for Valentine's Day!!! Great photo!

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