Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Chocolate PB Blossoms

I love-love-love chocolate and peanut butter together, I say it is one of the world's greatest treasures.  These are different than the traditional peanut butter/chocolate kiss cookies in that they have cocoa in the dough. 

48 unwrapped milk chocolate kiss candies
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. crunchy peanut butter
1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
1/3 c. white sugar
1 egg
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Granulated sugar

1.  Heat oven to 375.  Beat shortening and peanut butter in a large bowl until well blended.  Add brown sugar and 1/3 c. white sugar; beat until fluffy.  Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.  Stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to peanut butter mixture.

2.  Shape dough into 1" balls.  Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet. 

3.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set.  Immediately press chocolate kiss into center of each cookie.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.

Yield: about 48 cookies

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