Peanut blossom cookies are my littlest brothers favorite kind of cookie! These peanut blossom cookies (find the original recipe here) are the perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter, and they are so soft! Be aware: when you start eating them, you might not stop!
About to go into the oven!
Just before the chocolate kisses get put in! They need to go back into the oven for just a minute after the kiss is pressed into the cookie to allow the chocolate to harden (makes it just delicious!)
1 cup shortening
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar for decoration
2 (9 ounce) bags milk chocolate candy
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, and stir in the milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in remaining white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 to12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from oven, and immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie. ( I put them back into the oven for about a minute to allow the chocolate kiss to set.) Allow to cool completely; the kiss will harden as it cools.