Recipe: Peanut Blossoms

Updated: Feb 09, 2010, 09:36 AM IST

Try out this easy-to-make delicious dish.


·1 cup shortening
·1 cup peanut butter
·1 cup packed brown sugar
·1 cup white sugar
·2 eggs
·1/4 cup milk
·2 teaspoons vanilla extract
·3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
·2 teaspoons baking soda
·1 teaspoon salt
·1/2 cup white sugar for decoration
·2 (9 ounce) bags milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, and stir in the milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in remaining white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

3. Bake for 10 to12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from oven, and immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie. Allow to cool completely; the kiss will harden as it cools.