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Peanut Blossoms

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

  • 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
  • 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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August 27, 2014

Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.

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