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In my next post, I promise I will address my Thanksgiving celebration food. Until then…. Here is a new post about some awesome cookies.

Tomorrow I am going to my in-laws Thanksgiving celebration. Of course you can’t go empty handed. I made these cookies because I know that nearly everyone enjoys the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. And they would make excellent Christmas gifts for your neighbors, the mail man, your beautician, etc.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

  • 30 Hershey’s Kisses
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove the foil from the kisses. In a mixer combine shortening and peanut butter in a large bowl until well blended. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Combine until mixed well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually beat dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture. Roll into one inch balls. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.