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Friday, January 31, 2014

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms

48 Hershey kisses candies. (an 11 ounce bag has about 79, this will make one double batch of this recipe)
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugarl
1 large egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Additional sugar for rolling

Preheat oven to 375
Beat shortening, peanut butter in a large bowl until blended. Add the sugars, beat until fluffy. 
Add egg, milk and extracts.
In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. 
Add to peanut butter mixture. Mix well
Use the medium scoop (1 inch across) and scoop out balls of dough. Roll in the additional granulated sugar. 
I put the dough balls on parchment for ease of clean up. 

Bake 8 to 10 minutes until lightly brown.  (remove pan from oven)
Immediately press a kiss into each  cookie. Let cool on pan for a few minutes. 
Remove to wire rack to cool completely. 
Makes about 48 cookies

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