Sunday, February 14, 2010

Peanut Butter Blossoms

I have no idea how long that I have been making these cookies. In honor of Valentine’s Day and my mom, who happened to love these cookies I decided to change the Hersey Kiss for a dove chocolate heart. The other day I brought home chocolate candy hearts from the store, and I was wondering how they would work in place of the chocolate kiss, so I gave it a try and they turned out great.  Happy Valentine's Day!

Peanut Butter Blossoms
48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
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
Granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
Beat shortening and peanut butter in 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 browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.
 Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.
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1 comment:

Moogie said...

How utterly adorable with the chocolate heart. Great job!!