Peanut butter blossoms are classic, soft peanut butter cookies with a kiss of chocolate in the center. They're a required part of every holiday cookie platter and an all-around perfect cookie any time of the year.
Is anyone else on the fence when it comes to Halloween this year? Part of me is excited and wants to decorate the shop and go wild - the rest of me is totally bummed out about being broke. I don't even want to look at the new Target to see if they have any wicked cool Halloween goodies I can't do without. Boo.
Yes, pun intended.
I get paid next Friday and am hoping that that is not too late to still get some Halloween goodness. Fingers crossed. And there's all the awesomely cute things I am seeing on the web for Halloween that I would like to make. I am not sure my crafting skills are up to it, but it doesn't make me want to try any less.
At least baking peanut butter blossoms isn't expensive and they bring happiness.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Adapted from Veronica's Cornucopia
- 48 Dark Chocolates 'kisses'
- ½ cup shortening
- ¾ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Granulated sugar
Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add ⅓ cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.
A customer of mine is helping me to pimp out my kitchen and I asked him what he would like me to bake as a thank you. Peanut butter blossoms. Really? All the things in the world you could ask for and you want peanut butter blossoms? How adorable is that?!
So I will be making another batch of these for my customer in a week or so. Simple, downhome goodness. 🙂