Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Peanut Butter Blossoms

I got this recipe from a magazine.
I know we have all made these but I like this recipe.
With the array of chocolate kisses, you can choose your favorite or use another favorite chocolate.

Prep 25 minutes
Bake 10 minutes
Preheat Oven 350*
Makes about five dozen cookies

½ cup shortening
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 t. baking powder
1/8 t. baking soda
1 egg
2 T. milk
1 t. vanilla
1 ¾ cups of flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
Milk Chocolate kisses or fave chocolate candy (my kids love to unwrap and prepare for recipe.

*In a large bowl combine shortening and peanut butter.

Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.

Add ½ cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, baking powder and baking sodea.
Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally.

Beat in egg, milk & vanilla until combined.

Beat in as much of the flour as you can with mixer.
Using wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.

Place ¼ cup of granulated sugar in a small bowl.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls (My kids love doing this)
Roll balls in sugar to coat.

Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned.

Immediately press chocolate into the center of each cookie.

Transfer cookies to wire rack; cool

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