Friday, November 21, 2008

Peanut Butter Blossoms

#17 Peanut Butter Blossoms Better Homes and Gardens....(tip for 1 month make ahead)
1/2 c shortening
1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1 t baking powder
1/8 t baking soda
1 egg
2 T milk
1 t vanilla
1 3/4 c flour
1/4 c sugar
54 chocolate kisses or stars

1. In large mixing bowl beat the shortening and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Add sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Beat until combined, scraping side of bowl. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in the rest by hand.
2. Shape dough into 1" balls. Roll balls in the 1/4 c sugar. Place 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 350 oven 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Immediately press a kiss into each cookie's center. Transfer to a wire rack, let cool. Makes about 54 cookies.
Make ahead tip: Bake & cool completely, pressing kiss into center. Arrange in an airtight freezer container in a single layer; cover with waxed paper. Repeat layers. Freeze up to one month.

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