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Peanut Butter Blossoms


Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


  •     48 Hershey Kisses
  •     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


Step 1: Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

Step 2: Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended.

Step 3: Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy.

Step 4: Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.

Step 5: Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

Step 6: Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Step 7: Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 8: Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

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