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Peanut Blossom Cookies Made with Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Kisses.

I made these cookies more like a Thumbprint Cookie, by making a hole for the chocolate kiss first. The cookie will better keep it's shape by not using that method. Not to worry, they still tasted great!

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Peanut Blossoms are made by putting a chocolate kiss into a peanut butter cookie just from the oven.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • 1/2 cup butter*, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
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  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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  • extra granulated sugar in a low-sided bowl
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  • 48 chocolate kisses**, unwrapped

Preparation:

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Very lightly (spray with cooking spray and wipe-off) grease 2 cookie sheets. Combine first set of ingredients. Set aside. Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars. Gradually add egg, then milk and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture until completely combined. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll into extra granulated sugar. Place on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a kiss into each cookie. Cookies will crack. Remove from sheets to wire racks to cool completely.

*Margarine or shortening may be substituted.
**Chocolate Kisses come in so many varieties besides just milk chocolate these days like ones with almonds, dark chocolate, hugs, caramel, coconut cream – peanut butter is my new favorite. Don’t limit yourself to just milk chocolate when making these tasty cookies.

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