Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Just like the ones with the kisses on top, but with the kiss inside! You get more chocolate in a bite that way. Great fun to make with kids, too.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup peanut butter

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup white sugar, or as needed

  • 48 milk chocolate candy kisses (such as Hershey's Kisses®), unwrapped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Beat shortening, 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, egg, milk, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy.

  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Stir flour mixture into peanut butter mixture.

  4. Pour 1/4 cup white sugar into a shallow bowl. Wrap each chocolate kiss in about 1 1/2 teaspoons of dough and shape into a ball. Roll the dough ball in sugar to coat. Place each ball about 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets.

  5. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until chocolate softens and cookie is set, about 6 minutes. Flatten cookies immediately by pressing on them with the bottom of a glass.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract for the 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

You can try several variations: mix mini chocolate chips into the dough before forming the dough into balls; flatten the dough balls with a sugar-coated glass bottom before baking and press a few candy-coated chocolate pieces in the top; bake the cookies without kisses and press the kisses into the cookie immediately after baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
15g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 144mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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