Monday, February 14, 2011

kiss cookies (peanut blossoms)


Happy Valentine's Day! You won't want to miss tonight's dessert- something like double chocolate gooey butter cake. Kisses to you!

kiss cookies (Hershey's Peanut Blossoms)
48 Hershey's kisses (I used half as many and I used caramel-filled kisses)
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
red granulated sugar for Valentine's Day

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove wrappers from kisses (keeps kids busy!)
In a large bowl, beat shortening and peanut butter until well blended. Add white sugar and brown sugar, beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to peanut butter mixture. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately place KISS on top of each cookie, pressing down so cookie cracks around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Made 24 cookies this morning.

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