Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie Recipe

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As a nursing mother I now have to be careful what I eat! Booo! My baby’s IMG_0222 tummy doesn’t like some of the things I have been eating, so I have been cutting out different foods trying to figure out what is upsetting him. Right now I am off chocolate, BOOOO! But I need to have a treat to eat, so I have been making peanut butter blossoms without the blossom (the chocolate kiss)! They are pretty yummy, so I thought I would share.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

1  3/4 Cup Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Shortening

1/2 Cup peanut butter (I use creamy, I don’t like chunks)

1 Egg

2 TBS Milk

1 tsp Vanilla

48 Chocolate Kisses (if you can eat chocolate… LUCKY!)

Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix dough at low speed until dough forms. Shape dough into balls using a rounded teaspoonful for each cookie. Roll balls in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes (I do 7 minutes because I like them really soft) Top each cookies with a kiss, press firmly until it cracks around the edge. Put back in the oven for 2 minutes.

*For a variation use the same dough and place the balls in small muffin tins. Bake for 8 minutes then place a small Reeses peanut butter cup in the middle.* IMG_0202

I have seriously been making these cookies every other day. When we run out, it’s time for a new batch! Luckily I have a very cute helper! Since we are just making peanut butter cookies, and there is an unwritten understanding that all peanut butter cookies must have fork marks, my  3 year old gets that job!

 

 

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  1. yummy I was just sitting around thinking I should make these!

  2. Yummy! I had a peanut butter cookie today and it hit the spot. Glad I can eat chocolate!

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