Sunday, November 9, 2008

Peanut Blossoms

This is simply a traditional recipe that everybody knows and loves. Now this is a great case of how I am directionally challenged. I keep telling myself that I should read through the recipe entirely before I make something, but that never happens. Consequently while I following the directions I get so excited and do what I think is next in the recipe. So in this recipe as I put them dough balls on the baking sheets I went ahead and put the kisses in please don't be like me and do that. I'm not sure it'll make a big difference, but who knows. 

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup of shortening (I used Canola oil instead)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
3 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Granulated sugar for coating
Hershey's kisses (I used about 38)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat peanut butter and shortening (or oil) in a large bowl with an electric mixer until well mixed. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat well. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually add to peanut butter mixture, beating until blended. Shape into 1 inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 5-6 min. or until set. Immediately press Kisses into the center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets to wire rack.