Friday, December 19, 2014

Peanut Butter Blossoms Are Just The Best Cookie

I know, I know...there are lots of "Best Cookies" but I just love
Peanut Butter Blossoms!

I think Santa would love to find a plate of these waiting for him on Christmas Eve!


I bought the traditional Hershey's kisses and then...whoa...is that a caramel kiss in the bag?
Yep!
It adds a whole different taste to those Peanut Butter Blossoms!


Here's the recipe I always use...it makes a lot, but it's a great cookie for the kids to help with.

Peanut Butter Blossoms
One big bag of Hershey's Kisses (unwrapped, of course), about 100 of them
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of butter, softened (that's two sticks)
1 1/2 cup of peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
2/3 cup white sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Extra white sugar to roll the cookies in

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Beat the butter and peanut butter until combined.
Add white and brown sugar and beat until fluffy.
Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat until well combined.
Gradually beat in the flour.
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in white sugar.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet an inch or so apart.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and immediately press a Hershey Kiss in the center of cookie.
Let the cookies sit on the pan for a couple of minutes before removing them to a wire rack.
Cool.
Eat.
Yum!

I think my sewing machine is lonely. Too bad! I'm baking for Christmas!

What do you think is the best cookie ever?

12 comments:

  1. Those used to be a favorite of my girls. The youngest is the cookie baker but couldn't make that stuff cause the little boys has peanut allergies, but they recently discovered they grew out of it and so it is on with peanut butter. Their first foray into peanut butter was this dessert dip with caramel, chocolate chips, mini peanut butter cups, sweetened condensed milk and you put it on pretzels or graham crackers.

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  2. For us the best cookie is the whiskey cookie. Basically it is a butter cookie with a couple ounces of bourbon which works like an extract.The alcohol bakes out leaving a wonderful flavor. Corn starch and flour give it a delicate crunch and melt in your mouth texture. I make them with a cookie press for a festive holiday cookie but the press isn't necessary. I'm happy to share if you're interested.That caramel kiss looks sooo delicious!

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  3. Te deseo lo mejor para estas fiestas......dulces!!!!!!

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  4. Carol, we will be baking those today. We bake tons of them every year. It is our family's favorite Christmas cookie.

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  5. Carol, those are my favorite cookies too. Sometimes I make up a batch and freeze them in the sugar coated ball stage. Then I can take out 2 (or more) and bake them. Fresh cookies all the time!

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  6. Oh Carol when I saw the photo of the cookies in your posting my mouth started watering. I love those cookies! Peanut butter and chocolate go so great together. So does mint and chocolate. I love those creme de menthe brownies or fudge too. I rarely ever make cookies anymore or hubby and I would eat them all!!! Enjoy your cookies!

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  7. Ooohhh Carol, these look so yummy! I do the same thing with a molasses cookie, but peanut butter....what's not to love about that?! I think I may make some of those when I get out to California with the fam! Thanks for your tried and true recipe. Merry Christmas :)

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  8. .....and to answer your question about the best cookie ever? One that is still warm from the oven :)

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  9. These would be great pics for your photo blog !

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  10. These are very yummy. Maybe this will be tomorrow's dessert; tonight we had Quilt Doodle Doodles peanut butter cups. Yum!

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  11. I'm dribbling all over the keyboard just looking at the picture of them.

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  12. Always the first cookie zi make and hope there are sim pe left by Christmas!

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