I was in the mood to make some holiday cookies. Peanut Blossom cookies normally have a Hershey’s Kiss in the center. I had all the ingredients except for the kiss. Since I had semi-sweet chocolate chips I decided to put those in the center. Although they may look a bit strange the taste is delicious as I have sampled a few. All in the name of taste testing:)
The following recipe is from the Land O’ Lakes website and I can personally vouch that they are delicious:
PEANUT BLOSSOM COOKIES
Traditional holiday peanut butter cookies topped with a chocolate candy kiss.
Preparation time: 45 min Baking time: 8 min
Yield: 4 dozen cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
48 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped
Heat oven to 375°F. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and salt; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking soda. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. (If dough is too soft, refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes.) Roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until very lightly golden brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate kiss in center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks.
Here’s a picture I took of the ones that I made: