Thursday, November 4, 2010

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms always remind me of Christmas. I guess because we always had them gracing our Christmas cookie trays. For the first time in my life, I broke the taboo & made them in November. I bought several bags of Hershey kisses on halloween clearance (hooray for good deals) so I decided to use some & make these cookies for our church Home Team.

1 c shortening
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 c peanut butter
3 1/2 c self rising flour
2 tbsp milk
Hershey Kisses (unwrapped - kids are a great help)

Cream shortening, sugar & brown sugar until fluffy. Add eggs & peanut butter. Mix. Add flour & milk. Mix until combined. Roll dough into balls about the size of a walnut. Place on a greased cookie sheet & bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Remove quickly & press a kiss in the center of each ball. Return to oven & bake 5 more minutes. Remove & cool on a wire rack.

Yield: 7-8 dozen (recipe can be halved or you can freeze cookies for a later use)

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