Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Peanut Blossoms

Peanut Blossoms

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
8 minutes
5 dozen
Contains nuts, Fun to make with kids, Kid friendly


1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon salt
5 dozen Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Beat shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix well.

  4. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt and add to creamed ingredients.

  5. Using a rounded teaspoon full, shape into one inch balls.

  6. Roll in remaining 1/4 cup sugar.

  7. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet about 8 minutes.

  8. Remove from oven and place a chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie.

  9. Press down until cookie starts to crack.


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