Peanut Butter Blossoms

Nothing goes together like peanut butter and chocolate. And a holiday favorite of many is a perfect example.

pbbnewPeanut Butter Blossoms are an exquisite cookie. I’ve always been fond of them, since they were one of the many cookies and bars that  my mom made for the Christmas season.

Here’s her recipe, which I found recently when going through a couple of recipe boxes. It’s one of several I plan on sharing the next couple of weeks.

Peanut Butter Blossoms 
1¾ cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup white sugar
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 unbeaten egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Sift flour and add soda and salt. Set aside.
Gradually mix shortening and peanut butter together and then cream. Add sugars and cream again. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Round dough by the teaspoon into balls, roll in sugar and place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and top each one with a Hershey’s candy kiss.
Press down firmly so cookie cracks around the edges. Return cookies to oven and bake for 2 to 5 minutes longer.

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