Peanut Butter Blossoms

peanut blossom (640x424)This is a classic cookie recipe that combines the flavor of peanut butter with chocolate. It makes a very pretty addition to any tray of cookies.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1  3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

Chocolate Kisses

1. Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and peanut butter until blended. Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.

2. Place the 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in sugar to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are light brown. Immediately press a chocolate Kiss into the center of each cookie. Transfer cookies to wire rack; cool.

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