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
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
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.