Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

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    1/2 cup shortening
    3/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
    1/3 cup granulated sugar
    1/3 cup packed brown sugar
    1 egg (slightly beaten)
    2 tablespoons milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1-1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    9 ounce package of Hershey kisses (approx 48), unwrapped and placed in freezer.
    granulated sugar (set aside)

    Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
    Cream shortening and peanut butter; add brown sugar & granulated sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat well. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, blending thoroughly. Shape cookie dough into 1-inch balls and roll in granulated sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet; and bake in a 375 degrees F. oven for 10 -12 minutes.
    Remove from oven and immediately place one hershy kiss in the middle of each cookie, pressing down so that the cookie cracks around the edges. Remove from cookie sheet and place on wire racks to cool.

    Makes about 4 dozen.

    belgianchocolate, chompchompchoco, and 28 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. belgianchocolate 108 months ago | reply

      They look fantastic for sure. ;-)

    2. mosippy 102 months ago | reply

      Oh! My favorite!! These look soooooo darn good.I will defintely try the recipe. Thank you for sharing it.

      AND... thank you for the nomination of "Cat in Grass" into the Top 20 Cats Hall of Fame. A huge honor!!!

    3. blowing in the wind 95 months ago | reply

      Great to finally get this recipe...I had them as "Turks' Caps" at a "tasting" party and missed getting the recipe.

    4. speakuplanguages [deleted] 83 months ago | reply

      I remember my mom making these when I was younger...about 30 years ago.

      I think I'll go make some now. :-)

    5. Hot Pepper Dave 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Comfort Food, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. perlina grigia 77 months ago | reply

      Questa foto è molto bella
      e vorrei invitarti ad inserirla nel nostro gruppo


    7. Belledame73 62 months ago | reply

      my mom calls them 'peanut butter chocolate kisses'. and they are delish.

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