Otherwise known as “Peanutbutter Kisses”, to my people, this recipe is straight from the chocolate experts at Hershey’s. My only real change was to substitute butter for shortnening, because I am healthy like that (LOL). Like many of the best recipes around, it came from the label on the product; In this case it was the Hershey Kisses bag.
12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 10: Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
- 12 oz. bag of Hershey®Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates
- ½ cup softened butter
- ¾ cup smooth peanut butter (not the natural kind)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- Additional sugar (for rolling the cookies in)
Heat the oven to 375°.
Unwrap the Kisses.
In a stand mixer or hand mixer and large bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add the sugars and mix until blended. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and combine.
In a separate bowl whisk to gether the flour, baking soda and salt. Add this to the mixture until combined.
Shape dough into 1-inch little balls. Roll in sugar and place 1 inch apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Immediately press a chocolate in the middle of each cookie, and remove all to a cooling rack. Cool completely until the chocolate sets firm.
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Once again, my kids love to help with this one.
Little Hands Moving Fast
It’s a good bribery family learning activity.
Them: (Constant)Can we have a Hershey Kiss? Mom? Mom, can we have a Hershey Kiss?
Me: You can have one Hershey Kiss when you are done rolling.
Them: I am done rolling.
Me: Here’s one. You can have another when you are done with putting the kisses on top.
Them: I am done putting Kisses on them. Can I have more than one?
Me: No. Do your homework quick, and then, Yes. (It goes on…and on, this one little activity).
See? This is the awesome parenting that makes thoughtful and kind children. It is called bribery and it works every.single.time. Yup. Heard it here first folks. Please tell all your friends~ the rewards are delicious!