I thought I’d start the 12 Days of Cookies & Candies off with a bang…the always delicious Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies! For the record, I have always loved these cookies, but never knew what they were called. At our party we called them Thumbprint cookies, but apparently the “official” name is Peanut Butter Blossoms. Honestly, I don’t care what you call them because these are freaking delicious! Anything with an entire Hershey’s kiss on top is good in my book.
When I was back in California with my besties Jenna and Cara, we got the cookie party started off right with these guys. The recipe we used was from here.
- 1/2 cup shortening (we used butter flavored Crisco sticks)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- about 1 cup white sugar (to roll the cookies in)
- 1 bag of Hershey’s kisses, unwrapped
Be sure to preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then, in a stand up mixer, cream the crisco, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup of white sugar. Here’s us gettin’ started with the crisco and peanut butter.
So anyway, back to the dry ingredients…flour, baking soda, and salt all into the bowl. Mix.
Meanwhile, pour some white sugar onto a plate.
Behold…plate o’ sugar. Doesn’t Cara have the most beautiful plates? They’re from Italy.
Roll balls of dough (approximately 1 inch each) and then roll in the white sugar and place on the baking sheet.
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown. While the cookies bake, unwrap the kisses. You’ll probably need some help with this to get them all unwrapped in time…and try not to eat too many!
Here they are on a pretty plate for the Cookie Party.
So, there’s one cookie/candy recipe down and 11 more to go. Anyone else love these cookies? What does your family call them? I think I just always called them “those hershey kiss cookies.” haha