Peanut Butter Blossoms

chocolate peanut butter blossomsI love finding a bargain!

I was shopping with the girls in our local Pamida when I saw two grocery carts full of “reduced for quick sale” items – including several bags of dark chocolate Hershey kisses. I grabbed all there were for just $1 a bag!

A good buy like that deserves to be rewarded – so we made these traditional – and so yummy Peanut butter cookies.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

48 Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses (with wrappers removed)
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
granulated sugar

Beat peanut butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Cream together.

Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well.

Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually beat into the peanut butter mixture.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in the additional granulated sugar before placing on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Enjoy!

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