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Peanut Blossoms

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Peanut butter cookies topped with a Hershey's Kiss. Pure bliss!

Makes about 48

1 bag (8oz) Hershey's Kisses
1 egg
1/2 cup shortening
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
additional granulated sugar (red and green is pretty)

Heat oven to 375F. Remove candy wrappers.
In large bowl, beat shortening and peanut butter until well blended. Add the 1/3 cup of granulated sugar and all of the brown sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to peanut butter mixture. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in the additional granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately place kiss on
top of each cookie, pressing down so cookie cracks around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

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Reviews of Peanut Blossoms:

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  Kellie in Florida  Dec 22, 2012
Would make this again.
My grandma used to make these when I was little. This is the first time I've made them myself and they turned out great!! I think I made them a little big because I only got 36 cookies instead of I have a dozen unwrapped kisses that I've got to eat! 5 stars

  Baker in PA in Pennsylvania  Dec 2, 2012
Would make this again.
These are absolutely amazing!!! I love making them, and eating them!! 5 stars

  Nancy in South Carolina  Dec 18, 2011
Would make this again.
They were so easy to make, very good!! 5 stars

  Maggie  Dec 17, 2011
Would make this again.
I made a triple batch. came out with over 120 cookies. They look lovely!!!! 5 stars

  Junglewoman  Dec 10, 2011
Would make this again.
My friend and I just made this recipe, and I have to say that it was really not what we expected. It was pretty dry, and I found that the only yummy part was the Hershey kiss. I don't know what I could do to improve the recipe, but I will not be trying it again. 1 star

   Dec 10, 2011
Would make this again.
Made these in a home ec. class, we had to find any christmas cookie recipe we wanted and bake them in class. They were very delicious! 5 stars

  makin cookies in Wisconsin  Nov 28, 2011
Would make this again.
My grandmother's recipes calles for 3 eggs seaparated. Add yolks after the peanut butter. Whip the whites & add last. This makes them more moist. 4 stars

  I "Heart" Christmas Cookies in Wisconsin  Oct 18, 2011
Would make this again.
This is the recipe I use when making Peanut Blossoms! They always turn out great! I always make sure the wet ingredients are well blended before add the dry, maybe that helps? I always use chunky peanut butter. Then, I make a few small bowls of granulated sugar and add a decorative colored sugar into each before I roll the cookies. (I wouldn’t suggested rolling them directly into decorative colored sugars, as I think it looks kind of gaudy)  I’ve made these cookies for different occasions and change the colored sugars.

5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 24, 2010
Would make this again.
I am never able to make recipes from scratch but these cookies came out excellent!!! Love them! So excited to find a great recipe I can do 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 22, 2010
Would not make this again.
These recipe is very dry and bland. The peanut butter cookie recipe from The Joy of Cooking is MUCH better! 1 star

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