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Peanut Butter Blossoms

Tender peanut butter cookies are baked to perfection and finished with a Hershey's Kiss.  To add a Christmas touch, green frosting and sprinkles are combined to create a festive tree that everyone will love.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 24 unwrapped Hershey's Kiss

Additional 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling.

1/4 cup frosting, green food color, rainbow nonpareils & small star sprinkles for Christmas trees.

Instructions

Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Beat Crisco, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in a large bowl of a mixer until well blended.  Add egg and mix.  Add dry ingredients {flour, baking soda and salt} to the peanut butter mixture and mix until just combined.  The dough will be thick.

    Make balls of dough using a medium cookie scoop {or 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough}.  Roll in your hands to make smooth and round, then roll the ball of dough in granulated sugar.  Place onto a greased or parchment lined pan and bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies just start to crack.  Cool cookies on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes and then move to a cool cookie sheet.  Place a Hershey's Kiss into the middle of each cookie.  To cool the cookie and set the candy, place the cookie sheet into the freezer for 10 minutes.  Remove and enjoy.  Store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

To Make Christmas Trees

  1. Place green colored frosting into a small Ziploc bag and cut a very small triangle from the corner of bag.  Starting at the bottom of the Hershey's Kiss, begin piping a swirl that circles around the chocolate kiss and stops at the very top.  On the very top of the kiss, place a star sprinkle into the green frosting.  Sprinkle remaining green swirl with rainbow nonpareils.  Let frosting set up before serving.