Monday, February 8, 2010

recipe Monday ~ something yummy

Though I like to cook, I LOVE to bake so I guess I consider myself more of a baker.Last year at this time I did a post about these yummy cookies that are some of our favorites. We made them this weekend so I thought I'd do a repeat of the recipe. I figure it's timely with the chocolate kisses, since Valentine's Day is arriving soon. There's just something that's so delish with the combination of peanut butter and chocolate.


For more recipes and if you'd like to post one and link to her blog, see what Colleen at The Crazy Eight has for her Recipe Monday.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates

1/2 cup shortening

3/4 cup creamy Peanut Butter

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Granulated sugar

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

17 kind words:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

YUMMMM!!! These are so good! They are Nick's favorite cookies:) As you know he is my chocolate and peanut butter kid!

Happy Monday!



Shelly and Family said...

Hi Gail - and THANK YOU for stopping by our blog and saying "hello"!

I ~ WE LOVE PB Blossoms! I never made them but my sister does and now I have the recipe...Thanks for sharing!

Here's to a great week ahead!

Rachel said...

I LOVE these cookies! I made them for the holidays. I am a huge peanut butter & chocolate fan and the only problem when I make these is taht I eat too many!

Love Letters To China said...

Anything with PB and chocolate has to be good! I'm going to try these real soon. I bet they're going to be a big hit.

Wanda said...

Oh Gail - these are decadent! The girls and hubbie will love them. We are a peanut butter family here.

Definately printing this out.

Have a great day.

Kim said...

We love these cookies! I'm actually making them this week and sending them to my two son's off at college. I'm planning on topping them with a chocolate heart.

Jboo said...

I LOVE theses cookies! I think I actually have some dough in the fridge from when I made them at Christmas. Now if only I had some Hershey kisses! YUM!! :)


Grossesse Made in China said...

Like Dali is saying : Miam Miam !!

Colleen said...

yummy these are my FAVORITE cookies ever!!! I lost the recipe and now here it is!!!!!!! Thankk you thank you!!!!!!! : )

carolinagirl said...

these look sooooooooooooooo goood. i am on a serious calorie restriction, and i promise, my mouth is WATERING right now!!!!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

love it..
I have to start writing..
Have a great week...

Super Mommy said...

Not good for my New Year Resolution, but I bet they are delish! We might have to make a batch for Valentine's Day too!

Missy said...

Yummy!!! Looks like a snow day for Paige tomorrow, so I am going to print out this recipe for my mom and her to do. Love me some peanut butter and chocolate :) Thanks for sharing!

Casey said...

Man- If I wasn't on a diet those things would SO be in my mouth. yum.

LOVE the post on Will too. What a little sweetie.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

YUM! U know I love these!

Gail, your Blog looks spectacular.

Hope you are well.


kerri said...

The girls will love these, thanks Gail.
BTW love your new look, gorgeous!!!

Sharon said...

Those are beautiful! I happen to have some kisses for V day, so maybe i can try it. THanks. Bailey si trying to take one off the computer screen! lol

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