peanut butter blossoms

Now that our halls are officially decked and we have successfully watched Home Alone twice (in one night), I decided it was time to whip up a batch of my favorite holiday cookies, Peanut Butter Blossoms. The holiday season wouldn't be complete without these in our home and this year Olivia got to help me make them and even enjoyed one with a sippy cup of milk after dinner. 'Tis the season!

pom pom garland / red stocking / white stocking {last year, similar here} / snowflake stocking

Peanut Butter Blossoms

what you'll need
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour {I sub the same amount Cup4Cup gluten free flour to make these GF}

1/4 cup granulated sugar for rolling
1 bag of Hershey kisses (45-50), unwrapped

what you'll do
» preheat oven to 350 degrees
» in a large mixing bowl, beat shortening and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds
» add the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda / beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl as needed
» beat in egg, milk, and vanilla
» beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer and then use a wooden spoon to stir in any remaining flour
» place the 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl; shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll each ball in the sugar to coat
» place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet {I use parchment paper but its optional}
» bake cookies 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are light brown
» remove from oven and immediately press a Kiss into the center of each cookie
» transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool but enjoy one warm out of the oven

makes approximately 45-55 depending on size {my batch made 3 sheets of 15 for 45 total}


1 comment:

  1. Hey lady! Saw that you entered another FP giveaway on another blog and wanted to share this one with you also that I’m hosting through Monday. Good luck!
    Giveaway: FP Giveaway


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