After a long, stressful drive through a snow storm last night I am glad to be at our holiday destination. I am ready to dig into cookies, drink a few holidays cocktails and relax.
Speaking of cookies….
I did a cookie recipe round-up a few weeks ago with a whole lot of delicious cookies perfect for the holidays, cookie exchanges, gifts or just to share with family and friends. This Peanut Butter Blossom recipe was one of the recipes I shared, from the Scaling Back blog, and I knew right away I had to try them this holiday season.
Throughout my life I have eaten these cookies many times, but have never made them myself. These are delicious (I love cookies with peanut butter in them!) and easy to make. I think these would be a fun family cookie to make together. I gave these cookies away as gifts and saved a few for ourselves to enjoy.
With just a few more days until Christmas it is time to get in that kitchen and bake, bake, bake. These are easy and SOOOO good!Print
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour (can use all-purpose flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup sugar (for rolling dough in)
- 48 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, sugar, butter and peanut butter in a mixer and beat at medium until light and fluffy.
- Add egg, vanilla and salt and continue to beat until very well mixed.
- Add flour and baking soda and continue to beat until the mixture forms a dough.
- Using a tablespoon size amount of dough shape into balls and roll each in the 1/4 cup reserved sugar until well coated. Please 2 inches apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake 8-9 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Immediately put 1 chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie and press lightly. Place back in oven for 30 seconds, just enough to soften the kiss. Remove and let cool completely.
I removed the cookies from the oven and slipped the parchment paper onto the counter and let the cookies cool overnight. The next day I put them into an airtight container.
Have a great day!