Friday, August 15, 2008

Peanut Blossoms

Printable Recipe

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

additional sugar to roll the dough balls in
chocolate kisses or chocolate stars

Cream the shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter and beat until smooth. Add the egg, milk and vanilla. Beat well. Stir in the flour, soda and salt. Roll into balls, then into the sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes, until they begin to brown around the edges. Remove from the oven and top each cookie with a chocolate kiss or star, pressing down gently while twisting slightly. Return to oven and bake and additional 2-5 minutes until golden brown. Do not overbake. Let sit on cookie sheet a few minutes, then cool thoroughly on a wire rack.

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