Day 25: Peanut Blossom Cookies
1/2 cup butter or shortening, room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
48 Hershey® Kisses® chocolate candies, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream butter or shortening and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract; beat well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into creamed mixture until well mixed.
Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in the remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Place balls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
There are two popular ways to cook these cookies. Take your pick:
Bake 8 minutes. Remove from oven; press a chocolate kiss candy into the center of each cookie. Return to oven and bake another 2 minutes or until cookies are light brown. Remove from oven and remove from cookie sheet; let cookies cool on wire cooling racks.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie (cookie will crack around edges). Remove from cookie sheet and let cookies cool on wire cooling racks.
COUPONS FOR INGREDIENTS:
butter or shortening: $0.50/1 Crisco Shortening (Kroger Digital Coupon), $0.75/1 Smart Balance Spreadable Butter & Blended Butter Sticks printable
creamy peanut butter: $1/1 Smucker’s Peanut Butter printable, $1/1 Nash Brothers Trading Company Organic Creamy Peanut Butter printable
granulated sugar: $0.75/1 Imperial Sugar Product printable, $0.55/1 Domino Quick Dissolve or Pourable Brown Flip Top Package printable
brown sugar: $0.75/1 Imperial Sugar Product printable, $0.55/1 Domino Quick Dissolve or Pourable Brown Flip Top Package printable
eggs: $0.50/1 Simply Balanced Eggs Target printable, $0.75/1 Davidson’s Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs printable
milk: $0.35/1 Conventional Dairy Milk printable, $0.50 off TruMoo Product printable, $0.55/2 Carnation Evaporated Milk (Giant Eagle)
vanilla extract: $1/1 Simply Organic Vanilla printable, $0.55/1 Spice Islands Vanilla Extract (Publix Winter Family Savings Printable)
all-purpose flour: $1/1 Hodgson Mill Flour or Cornmeal printable, $1/1 Ultragrain All Purpose or White Whole Wheat Flour printable
baking soda: $0.50/2 A&H Baking Soda or A&H Fridge Fresh Product printable
salt: $0.40/1 Diamond Crystal Salt via Upromise Deposit, $0.50/1 Diamond Crystal Sea Salt printable
Hershey® Kisses® chocolate candies: $1.10/2 Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, York, Rolo, or Kit Kat Chocolates Holiday Bags printable, $1/2 Hershey’s Kisses Holiday Bags (RA Video Values, Nov)