12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies – Week #2: Peanut Butter Blossoms

9 Oct

It’s week two of the Twelve Weeks of Christmas Cookies and I decided to make one of my family’s favorite cookies…Peanut Butter Blossoms or as my girls call them, Kiss Cookies.  I love these year round but especially at Christmas as it is an easy and quick cookie and tastes awesome.  I haven’t tried them yet with my white bean puree, but I plan on it. 


Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
(aka Kiss Cookies)

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
2 tbsps milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
unwrapped Hershey’s chocolate kisses
granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Beat shortening and peanut butter in a 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.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.  While cookies are baking, unwrap kisses and set aside.  Once cookies have been removed from the oven, immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.

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14 Responses to “12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies – Week #2: Peanut Butter Blossoms”

  1. Lisa October 9, 2010 at 5:21 AM #

    You can never go wrong with peanut blossom cookies on a dessert platter. They're a classic that everyone seems to go crazy for.

  2. Katie Rose October 9, 2010 at 12:27 PM #

    Can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. I love the idea of tweaking it to make it a little healthier, I'd be interested in hearing how they turn out if you do.

  3. April October 9, 2010 at 12:42 PM #

    Simple and delicious!

  4. Pam October 9, 2010 at 1:36 PM #

    A classic for sure! Your pictures are lovely.

  5. Tracy October 9, 2010 at 2:17 PM #

    I made these all the time growing up. Such a fabulous little cookie. 🙂

  6. Erin October 9, 2010 at 3:00 PM #

    I love these cookies too. How could one not with a giant kiss on them! =o) They rock!www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

  7. Sue October 9, 2010 at 4:03 PM #

    I love these cookies! My niece makes them every Christmas. Can't go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate:)

  8. Heidi... October 9, 2010 at 4:14 PM #

    Christmas isn't complete without a peanut butter blossom. Thanks for sharing the recipe!Blessings~~Heidi

  9. Jamie October 10, 2010 at 12:46 AM #

    This is what I made last week and they are such a family favorite. Classic cookies like these never go out of style.

  10. Bonnie October 10, 2010 at 10:05 PM #

    These are one of my all time favorite cookies. Peanut butter and chocolate, a match made in heaven. Great blog.

  11. Sportsgirl October 11, 2010 at 12:50 AM #

    They look so good!

  12. amanda @ fake ginger October 11, 2010 at 6:28 PM #

    Ooh, a classic! Everyone I know gets excited when these are on the table! Yours look fabulous!

  13. Barbara Bakes October 15, 2010 at 5:29 AM #

    A perfect combination of flavors. Who wouldn't love one of these.

  14. Moogie October 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM #

    I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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