Peanut Blossoms Cookie Recipe

Peanut Blossom

I made the Peanut Blossoms Cookie Recipe since 1990.  My husband’s mother, Marie Shea, also made this recipe for a long time.  It is one way of using up the chocolate kisses that would be left over from a holiday; such as Eater and Christmas; you always have left over kisses…I know I do.

Peanut Blossoms Cookie Recipe

Peanut Blossoms

1 ¾ cups flour

½ cup sugar

½ cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

½ cup shortening

½ cup peanut butter

2 Tbsp. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

1 egg


48 milk chocolate candy kisses

Heat oven to 350F. for 9 to 12 minutes.  In large bowl, combine flour, ½ cup sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, shortening, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and egg at low speed until stiff dough forms.  Shape into 1-inch balls; then roll in sugar.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake on 350F. for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden  brown.  Immediately top each cookie with a candy kiss, pressing down firmly until cookie cracks around edge; remove from cookie sheets.

Makes 4 dozen cookies


(Recipe for Peanut Blossoms is from Pillsbury Classic Cookbooks, 1989, Poppin’ Fresh Homemade Cookies, page 32, October issue)

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