Peanut Blossoms

Here’s a Classic cookie recipe that I’m sure many people are familiar with. These cookies are heaven in my mouth, I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter! After making these, I found myself wondering why I only make these at Christmas. These cookies would be wonderful all year round!

 

Peanut Blossoms - 1

Peanut Blossoms - 2

Peanut Blossoms - 3

 

Prep time: 20 minutes

Baking time: 8 to 10 minutes

Total time: about 45 mins

Yields: about 48 cookies

(mine resulted in about 24 cookies because I used a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop)

 

Ingredients

1 bag of chocolate kisses

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar, plus extra

1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

1 egg

1 tablespoon milk

 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove foil wrap from approximately 48 kisses (unless you make bigger cookies like I did).

Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and peanut butter, beat until fluffy. Add sugars, egg and milk and mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls use a teaspoon. Roll in sugar to coat. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and gently press a candy kiss into each cookies. Cookies will crack around the edges.

Remove the cookie sheets to wire rack. Cool completely. Store in airtight container.

 

Recipe inspired by The Great Holiday Baking Book by Nordic Ware.

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