Sunday, December 12, 2010

Peanut Butter Blossoms by Hershey's Kisses

I put a picture of a batch of these cookies, baked today, on my facebook page, and my friend Nancy asked for the recipe.  It's the Peanut Butter Blossom recipe on the Hershey Kisses package.  We had a fun day here in Middle Grove.  Because of freezing rain, I never left the house all day.  I had cookies to make, and Katie was experimenting with a recipe in her own kitchen.  She made Alton Brown's home-made marshmallows, and I assisted a bit but mostly watched her do her magic.  And magic they were.  Here's the recipe for the Peanut Butter Blossoms, as well as a couple of photos of Katie's marshmallows. 

Peanut Butter Blossoms
by Hershey's

48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.

Katie's Homemade Marshmallows

Nothing like the real thing...just incredible!
Cookie Recipe and Photo:

1 comment:

  1. This thing looks incredible! Yummy! I think it melts in your mouth so perfectly. =D Bet I have to go to the dentist after eating this. LOL!