Monday, December 08, 2014
Better Homes & Gardens: Peanut Butter Blossoms
I have a bit of a cookie exchange to attend, and I didn't want to bring the third container of chocolate chip cookies. I also didn't want to be the person who shows up with a cookie that only half the people in the room think is appetizing. So I went with a childhood favorite. I seriously would sit in the kitchen and wait as my mom topped each little cookie with a Kiss, and then bite into the warm cookie once the chocolate had gotten all melty.
Peanut Butter Blossoms
From the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1¼ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon sea salt
48 Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Thoroughly cream the butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Sift together the dry ingredients; blend into the creamed mixture. Shape into 1-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. When the cookies are removed from the oven, immediately press a chocolate kiss onto the top of each cookie. Cool slightly; remove from pan.
Makes 4 dozen