Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms

48 Hershey's Kisses
1/2 Cup Shortening (I used Organic Butter instead)
3/4 Cup Organic Peanut Butter
1/3 Cup Organic Granulated Sugar
1/3 Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
1 Egg
2 Tablespoons Organic Milk
1 Teaspoon Organic Vanilla
1 1/2 Cups Organic Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt (I used Sea Salt as that's all I use in our house)
Granulated Sugar

1. Heat oven to 375*F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

2. Beat shortening (or butter) and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add1/3 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.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar (I didn't do this step); place on ungreased cookie sheet.

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

I would recommend doubling this recipe if your family loves cookies. I got 42 cookies out of the batch (not doubling it) and between Chad, myself and 3 boys in the house we were left with 5 this morning. They are very yummy and are pretty much bite size.

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