Peanut Butter Blossoms

This is my third week of posting Christmas cookie recipes.  This week’s recipe is another favorite of the Imaginative One.  My mother-in-law adores these.  What’s not to love about them?  Peanut butter and chocolate is delicious together.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Stars of the recipe:

  • 48 Hershey’s 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

Steps:

  1.  Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
  2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended.
  3. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy.
  4. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.
  5. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
  6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.
  9. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  10. Cool completely.

Other Christmas cookie recipes:  Mock Thin Mints and Snickerdoodles

This post has been linked up to Delicious Dishes. and Eat at Home.

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Sweet and salty Halloween treats

I found this “recipe” on This Mommy Cooks’ blog so I decided to make them to take to church for our fellowship time.  These treats were gone quickly.  In fact, my hubby came over looking for some and couldn’t find any because they were all gone.

I call these a “recipe” but it is actually a method more than a recipe.

Stars of the “recipe:”

  • mini pretzels (twists or snaps)
  • Hershey kisses or hugs
  • candy or Indian corn

Steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or foil.
  3. Place the pretzels on the cookie sheet.  Make sure they are not touching.
  4. After unwrapping the kisses/hugs, place them on each pretzel.
  5. Place the cookie sheet in the oven.  Bake for 3 to 5 minutes until the kisses are melted.  You will know they are because they will become shiny.
  6. Take out of the oven.  Carefully place a candy corn/Indian corn on each of the kisses.
  7. Cool and then store.  (You may have to put them in the fridge to aid in the cooling process.)

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