Stephanie is one of my favorite people on the blogosphere. Not only is her blog, twenty-something, insanely relatable, but she’s also a wiz in the kitchen (not to mention stylish and so sweet). She’s here to give her recipe for peanut butter blossoms!
Hello Glossy Life readers! When Alyssa asked me to participate in this series I knew immediately that I wanted to make peanut blossoms. Ever since I can remember, my mom has made these every year for Christmas and they’ve always been my favorite Christmas cookie. As a kid, my job was always to unwrap all of the Hershey’s kisses which is the hardest job if you ask me (seriously, try to unwrap the kisses without eating any…it’s impossible), but this year I decided to finally make them for myself. This batch was completely gone within 2 days and I guarantee they won’t last long around your house either!
Recipe from pillsbury.com
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Extra sugar (about 1 tbsp or so)
48 Hershey’s® Kisses® Brand milk chocolates, unwrapped
Start by preheating your oven to 375° F. While the oven is preheating, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, shortening, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and egg. Combine ingredients using an electric mixer on low speed until dough is formed.
Next, form dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Then place 1-2 inches apart on an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes (cookies will be golden brown). While the cookies are baking, unwrap the kisses and set aside.
When the cookies are done, remove from oven and immediately top each cookie with one Hershey’s kiss. Press down until the edges of the cookie crack. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and place on a cooling rack. Enjoy!
I love these cookies because they’re incredibly simple to make and they’re absolutely delicious. The chocolate literally melts in your mouth and the shortening makes for an extra soft and moist cookie. The hardest part of this recipe is resisting the urge to eat them straight out of the oven!
What’s your go to Christmas cookie recipe?