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Peanut Blossoms


Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 bag milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease cookie sheets.
  • Cream shortening and peanut butter in mixing bowl. Gradually add sugar and brown sugar, creaming well.
  • Beat in egg, vanilla, and milk.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamy mixture.
  • Shape into small balls — about a teaspoonful each.
  • Roll balls in granulated sugar and place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and press a candy kiss into the center of each cookie, pressing firmly so the cookie cracks around the edges.
  • Bake for another 2 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

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