Peanut Blossoms

Peanut Blossoms
Yield: 5 dozen Prep 15 mins Bake 375°F 10 mins to 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • Granulated sugar, for rolling
  • 60 milk chocolate or striped chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Combine flour, sugars, baking soda, salt, shortening, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and egg. Beat at low speed until dough is stiff.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.

4. Bake in 375 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately top each cookie with a candy kiss, pressing down firmly so cookie cracks around edges. Remove from baking sheet to rack to cool. Makes 5 dozen.