Virtual Cookie Exchange – Peanut Butter Blossoms #ChristmasCookies #recipes #baking

I can pass up almost any kind of dessert. But not this. If you’re a regular at my blog, you’re probably aware of my passion/obsession/adoration of chocolate and peanut butter, so my choice of cookie may have a lot of you nodding your heads. No surprise at all.

Below is the ingredient list:

48 Hershey kisses (the recipe calls for milk chocolate, but I’ve also used dark chocolate)

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 Tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup granulated sugar for rolling

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. The recipe says to remove the wrappers from the chocolate first, but I do it while the cookies are baking.

Step 2: Beat shortening and peanut butter in a large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup of 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.

Step 3: Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Step 4: Bake 8 to 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 and onto a wire rack. Cool completely. (It’s really important to press the chocolate into the cookie when they come out of the oven. Once the cookie begins to cool off, the chocolate won’t stick – trust me, I’ve accidentally done this.)

The recipe says it makes 48 cookies, but mine totaled 55. Son #2 showed up just in time to reap the rewards – that’s him above. I kept a few for hubby and me (and I might have eaten some along the way), gave some to Son #2 for his Dungeons and Dragons game later that night, and froze the rest for a church event. I’d have eaten every one if I didn’t!

A big thanks Staci Troilo for hosting the cookie exchange. Go HERE for the rest of the participants and make sure to visit them for more yummy treats!

53 thoughts on “Virtual Cookie Exchange – Peanut Butter Blossoms #ChristmasCookies #recipes #baking

  1. Pingback: My Second Annual Virtual Cookie Exchange is HERE! | Staci Troilo

    1. I remember the first time I tried these years ago, Staci – I was immediately hooked. I made them every year when the boys were still at home, but I can’t anymore with no one else to eat them!


  2. I have often eaten these cookies, but never made them. I know my grandkids would love these, so they are going on my list of things to make with my grandkids when they come over to spend a day with grandma. Great share, Teri.

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  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe–I always forget how good peanut butter blossoms are. I think I would like dark chocolate kisses on the cookies, though I’ve never tried it. Sounds like it’s time for some experimentation…

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  4. D.L. Finn, Author

    There is nothing like chocolate and peanut butter. I know they would be a hit in our house with a few minor changes. I love your son’s smile over those yummy cookies!

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