Cookies are as a rule, off limits for me. The holidays are always the hardest for me and well pretty much everyone else on a strict diet. Seeing all the yummy posts on other blogs and via internet of the trillions of different cookies to bake and other fun winter treats to get crazy with, makes it real tough not to give in to temptation of fresh baked goodies.
Of all the delicious confections and holidays treats that everyone is sharing this season, my absolute favorite would have to be peanut butter blossoms. You may have had this cookie before using a different cookie dough (ie: sugar). This recipe is flawless and I can guarantee you everyone will enjoy them. You don’t need to wait for a holiday to bake them either! Add this into your cookie baking for Christmas. Just do it.
Active Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes
Mise En Place:
-1 Cup Shortening
-1 1/2 Cups Peanut Butter
-2/3 Cup Sugar + 1/3 Cup
-2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
-1/4 Cup Milk
-2 Teaspoons Vanilla
-3 Cups AP Flour
-2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
-1 Teaspoon Salt
-1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
-1 Bag Hershey Kisses (Any kind will work)
-Small Cookie Scoop
Method of Preparation:
-Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
-In a large mixing bowl combine Shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and 2/3 cup sugar. Mix on medium speed until combined. Approximately 3 minutes.
-Add in one egg at a time then pour in milk and vanilla. Mix for another 3 minutes.
-Add in baking soda, salt and flour (pouring in 1 cup at a time). Continue mixing until well incorporated.
-In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/3 Cup of sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
-Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough (making sure each scoop is level). Scoop into your hand and roll into a nice ball formation. Drop ball into cinnamon/sugar mixture and coat evenly on all sides. Place on a sheet tray keeping some space in between each ball.
-Place tray in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
-Remove tray from the oven and place a Hershey kiss in the center of each one.
-Let cool for 10 minutes before eating.
**Quick Tip: While waiting for cookies to bake, unwrap kisses into a small bowl that way when cookies are pulled from the oven you can quickly and efficiently place kisses on them!