Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie ADDICTION for Valentine’s Day

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Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie ADDICTION!!!

Okay, I’m going to admit it…I have an addiction to Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies!!! I can’t even describe the deliciousness of these cookies and the utter delight I feel when I eat them. And, it’s not just me, everyone goes nut over them! How can you not love Peanut Butter and Chocolate together, that alone is wonderful, but these cookies add to that. I think it’s because they are not over the top sweet. The peanut butter adds that little bit of protein and saltiness that balances out the sugar and chocolate. The best part is the texture of the cookie, it’s a nice thick cookie with just the right amount of a soft center, then add the Chocolate Hershey’s Kiss that melts just a bit on the top and OH MY GOODNESS pure heaven in your mouth. Maybe you shouldn’t try these, they’re just too good and any New Year’s plans to start a diet will go down the drain. Here’s what you can do save them for Valentine’s Day. These are the perfect little treats for your kids or you Honey. The kiss on top makes it perfect for Valentine’s Day and if you want to get really cute about it, roll the dough in red sprinkles, so festive!!!! There is nothing better than getting something homemade for Valentine’s Day, so surprise your special someone with these cookies and maybe add a warning label…THESE COOKIES ARE HIGHLY ADDICTING BY MADE WITH LOTS OF LOVE!!!

photo 1 copyThe original cookie

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with red sprinkles.

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ย photo 2 copy 4Prepared cookie dough, a little bit denser consistency than chocolate chip cookie dough.

photo 5 copy 2Rolling cookies in granulated sugar before placing on baking sheet. You can also use any colored sprinkles. I made red sprinkled cookies for Valentine’s Day.

photo 1On to baking sheet to cook. granulated sugar coated

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red sprinkle coated.

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photo 4 copy 2Taking the Hershey’s Kisses out of the wrapping because you want to place the kisses on the cookies as soon as they get out of the oven.

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Finished and ready to EAT!!!

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photo 3 copy 2Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag (12oz) Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar (you can use dark brown sugar too)
  • 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 or sprinkles to roll cookies in

Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove wrappers from Kisses. Beat shortening and peanut butter in a large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. In another bowl stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar or sprinkles and place on ungreased baking sheet (I use parchment paper). Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a Kiss into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Enjoy.

These are really great for Valentine’s Day. I just made them for my husband for our Anniversary and he absolutely LOVED them. There is nothing that says “I love you” more than baking or cooking. And I do love that crazy guy! I also doubled the recipe because it’s so easy to do with my Kitchen Aid mixer. Hope you enjoy these too and that you have a little more self control than I do.

All the best,

Joy

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