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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter BlossomsA creamy, milk chocolate candy Kiss is pressed in the middle of these yummy peanut butter cookies.

Recipe Ingredients:

48 Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup Reese's Creamy Peanut Butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large 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

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
  3. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended.
  4. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy.
  5. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.
  6. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
  7. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  10. Cool completely.

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/48 of recipe): Calories: 100; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 75mg; Total Carbohydrate: 9g; Sugars: 3g; Calcium: 0mg

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of HersheysCookies.com; through ARA Content.