Friday, December 09, 2011

Peanut Butter Blossoms

There are some things that are a MUST for our family at Christmas and one of those things are the making of Peanut Butter Blossoms.  These are hands down, my favorite cookie.  I mean, what's not to like?  There's chocolate and peanut butter! 

Peanut Butter Blossoms

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar ( I use colored sugar for Christmas!)
48 Hershey kisses, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 350F.  Combine the 1/2 cup brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in a large bowl.  Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add egg, vanilla, and salt and continue bating until well mixed.  Add flour and baking soda.  Continue beating until well mixed.

Shape into 1 inch balls (you may have to refrigerate your dough if it's too sticky, usually I don't have to.) and roll balls in colored sugar.  Place on parchment lined cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden.  Immedicately place 1 kiss in the center of each cookie, lightly pressing down.  Cool on wire racks.

Grab a glass of milk and eat approximately 10 of these while they are still warm!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!




Susan said...

Hi Linda...Oh, your cookies look SO festive. Love them. What a great idea to dust them with red and green sugars!

Thanks for your visit and comment to my blog, too. Loved having you stop by. Come visit any time! Susan

Sherry from Alabama said...

These look delicious! Peanut butter and chocolate are my favorite food combination.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave the nice comment.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Blessed Serendipity said...

Hi Linda. Your cookies look and sound so yummy. Thank you for your visit over at my blog. Hope you have a wonderful day and weekend.


KristaM said...

I remember eating these as a kid. So glad to come across this recipe! New follower :)
Krista said...

Mmmm, yum! Your Christmas ornaments in the glass pedestal bowl are so pretty:)