Peanut Blossoms

peanut blossoms cookie recipe

Tender peanut-butter cookies made memorable with a chocolate candy kiss, Peanut Blossoms are a holiday treat for children of all ages!

In the Ewer household, these are Christmas cookie-tray favorites. It wouldn't be Christmas without them!

While they're usually seen crowned by a chocolate kiss, try a simple recipe variation by filling a depression in the center with fruit jelly for Peanut Butter and Jelly cookies!

Ingredients

1 cup
sugar, granulated
1 cup
brown sugar, packed
1 cup
shortening
1 cup
peanut butter
2
eggs
1⁄4 cup
milk
2 teaspoons
vanilla extract
3 1⁄3 cups
flour, all-purpose
2 teaspoons
baking powder
1 teaspoon
salt
2
9-ounce packages chocolate kiss candies

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream sugars, shortening and peanut butter. Add eggs, milk and vanilla, and beat well. Stir in dry ingredients.

Form into 1" balls and roll in granulated sugar.

Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven, and press kiss into each cookie. Return to oven and bake 3 minutes more.

Makes 6-7 dozen.

Notes

VARIATION:

With end of spoon, create "well" in cookies, and fill with jelly or jam for "peanut butter and jelly" cookies.