Posted in Cookies, Holiday/Christmas, Recipes

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


  1.  Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from the chocolates.
  2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in a 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 flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter.
  6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Immediately press a chocolate into the center of each cookie; the cookie will crack around the 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 to Delicious Dishes. and Eat at Home.

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