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When I think of Christmas, so many things come to mind. I think of putting up the Christmas tree and my mom reminding me to "fluff the branches". I think of my personalized Pooh Bear stocking stuffed with goodies at my parents house. I think of my very first Christmas as Parker's wife. All of these things give me that warm fuzzy Christmas feeling, but one of the first things that comes to mind when talking about Christmas is making Christmas cookies with my Nana. My sisters and cousins would all go to my grandparents' house, and we would proceed to make countless cookies under Nana's supervision. She is the biggest reason I know how to bake and cook.

One of my favorite cookies we make are the Peanut Blossoms. I am in the minority here, but peanut butter is not my favorite thing in the world. It's fine, but I can only do so much. These cookies have the subtle peanut butter taste that I love with that rich chocolate taste that beats it all. I can't say enough good things about them, and boy is Parker a fan! He couldn't stay out of them, and I can't blame him...neither could I. :) Make them for a cookie swap or a Saturday night. You won't be disappointed!

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup Crisco
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
2 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 bag Hershey kisses

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except Hershey kisses. Mix on lowest speed with electric mixer until dough forms.
3. Shape dough into balls using a rounded tablespoon full for each.
4. Roll balls in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies are golden.
6. Remove from oven and immediately top each cookie with a candy kiss. Press kiss down so the cookie cracks around the edges of the candy. Let cool and enjoy!




20 comments :

Karla said...

Ohhh now I'm hungry!! I make those every year! Sooo yummy!

Melissa said...

Ryan is a peanut butter fiend! I'm like you in the fact that it's okay, but not my fav. I will definitely have to make these! Thanks for the sweet (pun intended) recipe!

Katie said...

I love PB blossoms! I was actually just thinking about how I should make these soon... since it is almost Christmas!

Brianna said...

These sound delicious! I must try them, as I too can only handle peanut butter in small amounts at a time. Thanks!

Kenzie S said...

Those look and sound delicious! I am definitely going to have to try making these this year.

Darcy said...

These are my all time favorite Christmas cookies! They are a must-make every year in my book!
www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

I was just telling John how I needed to make some of those because they are soo good! They are really a must-bake Christmas cookie!

Samantha said...

I have an ornament/cookie exchange with the wives group tomorrow and I think I found my contribution! Thanks girl!

Samantha
AModernNavyWife.com

Alex said...
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Alex said...

So, I will email you my address so you can mail some to me! Thanks :))

- Alex @ Radiating Sunshine
alexmhons.blogspot.com

Samantha Cartwright said...

This looks yum!

Jen said...

These are so fun to make, love them! :)

Jaclyn @ Love And Bellinis said...

These are a favorite of mine!

Kym said...

These look so good, and definitely a holiday favorite!

Brittney Jacox said...

Forget the diet! I have to try these. They look delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

Brittney
http://www.bsknees.com/

Corinne said...

This look great! The remind me of iced gems =)

Corinne x
www.skinnedcartree.com

Laurie @ Disney 'n Diapers said...

Baking cookies is probably one of my most favorite things to do EVER. My great gramma died before I got the chance to meet her, but every year my Mom & I make cookies using her recipe. They are basic sugar cookies but everyone always asks for the recipe. I can't wait to make them this year!

Blogger Ash said...

These are a classic!

~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
http://acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

These make me wish I had time to bake! Stopping by from Bloody Marys :)

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