Peanut Blossoms

I already have my cooking and baking menu ready for Christmas but think I'll make these for a New Years treat. I think they'll be perfect for Valentines Day, too :-)

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, plus 1/4 cup for decoration
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 (9 oz.) bag milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.

In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and stir in the milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in another bowl and stir in to the peanut butter mixture until well blended.

Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in remaining white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to12 minutes.

Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie. Cool completely; the kiss will harden as it cools.

Source: Found this at Allrecipes. The photo of it is what caught my eye ;-)

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
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  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • sugar
  • 48 milk chocolate candy kisses

Directions

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, shortening, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and egg; blend at low speed until stiff dough forms. Shape into 1 inch balls; roll into sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately top each cookie with a candy kiss; pressing down firmly so cookie cracks around edge. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely. Yield: 4 doz. cookies

By Robin from Washington, IA

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December 21, 2009 Flag

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
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  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Chocolate Kisses

Directions

Cream together shortening, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar; add eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat well. Add flour, soda and salt; mix well. Shape into balls and roll in sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and place a chocolate kiss on top of cookie. Return to oven for a few minutes.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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