Peanut Butter Blossoms made of chewy peanut butter cookies and sweet chocolate kiss centers. These are as fun to make as they are to eat!
I discovered this recipe years ago on a Crisco packaging and it has been our family favorite since. I like to keep a huge batch of these cookies on hand for late night milk dunking or when my nephew and niece come to visit. They also make terrific holiday gifts or as special treats in care packages.
These peanut butter blossoms are a great baking activity to do with the kiddos, they are as a much fun to make as they are to eat! Not only are they quick and easy to make,they are customizable, too! You can swap the regular chocolate Kiss centers with whatever variety they come up with year round or even with other candies such as Rolos and mini peanut butter cups. Enjoy!
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ½ cup vegetable shortening
- ½ cup brown sugar, firmly-packed
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 48 chocolate Kisses, unwrapped
- In a bowl and using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and ½ of sugar until creamy.
- Beat in egg, milk and vanilla.
- In a another bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture, beating on low speed until blended.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the remaining ¼ cup of sugar. Arrange 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a 375 F oven for about 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and immediately top each cookie with one chocolate piece, pressing down firmly until cookie cracks around edge. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.