Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Makes: about 54 cookies
Prep: 25 minutes
Bake: 10 minutes

• 1/2  cup  shortening
• 1/2  cup  peanut butter
• 1/2  cup  granulated sugar
• 1/2  cup  packed brown sugar
• 1  teaspoon  baking powder
• 1/8  teaspoon  baking soda
• 1    egg
• 2  tablespoons  milk
• 1  teaspoon  vanilla
• 1-3/4  cup  all-purpose flour
• 1/4  cup  granulated sugar
• 54    milk chocolate kisses or stars

1. In a large mixing bowl beat the shortening and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Add the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of bowl. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.
2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in the 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie's center. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.

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