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Old Fashioned Peanut Blossoms

Old Fashioned Peanut Blossoms are called America's Favorite Christmas Cookie for a reason. They are the perfect marriage of peanut butter and chocolate, and kids go nuts for these classic holiday cookies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: old fashioned peanut blossoms, peanut blossoms
Servings: 44 cookies
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Crisco (shortening)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white sugar (for rolling)
  • 11 oz. bag Hershey kisses, foil wrappings removed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Sift flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Cream sifted ingredients, shortening and peanut butter with a mixer.
    Old Fashioned Peanut Blossoms are called America's Favorite Christmas Cookie for a reason. They are the perfect marriage of peanut butter and chocolate, and kids go nuts for these classic holiday cookies. 
  • Combine white and brown sugars, and gradually add to the creamed mixtures while mixing.
    Old Fashioned Peanut Blossoms are called America's Favorite Christmas Cookie for a reason. They are the perfect marriage of peanut butter and chocolate, and kids go nuts for these classic holiday cookies. 
  • Whisk together egg, milk and vanilla.
    Old Fashioned Peanut Blossoms are called America's Favorite Christmas Cookie for a reason. They are the perfect marriage of peanut butter and chocolate, and kids go nuts for these classic holiday cookies. 
  • Add wet ingredients to the creamed ingredients, and mix until smooth.
    Old Fashioned Peanut Blossoms are called America's Favorite Christmas Cookie for a reason. They are the perfect marriage of peanut butter and chocolate, and kids go nuts for these classic holiday cookies. 
  • Roll teaspoonfuls into balls and roll in sugar. Place on ungreased sheet pan/ cookie pan.
    Old Fashioned Peanut Blossoms are called America's Favorite Christmas Cookie for a reason. They are the perfect marriage of peanut butter and chocolate, and kids go nuts for these classic holiday cookies. 
  • Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven. Add a Hershey's Kiss to each cookie, pushing down in the center until the cookie cracks. Return to the oven for an additional 2 - 5 minutes. Keep an eye on them so the chocolate doesn't burn.
    Old Fashioned Peanut Blossoms are called America's Favorite Christmas Cookie for a reason. They are the perfect marriage of peanut butter and chocolate, and kids go nuts for these classic holiday cookies. 
  • Let cool before eating.
    Old Fashioned Peanut Blossoms are called America's Favorite Christmas Cookie for a reason. They are the perfect marriage of peanut butter and chocolate, and kids go nuts for these classic holiday cookies. 

Notes

  • These Peanut Blossoms are made with Crisco, also called shortening.  To make it easy, buy the Crisco sticks. It's as easy as cutting the sticks on the marked lines.
  • One bag of Hershey's Kisses work for this recipe (unless you snack on more than you use for the recipe.)
  • This recipe calls for a two-step baking process.
    • Bake for 8 minutes. The cookie should be slightly under baked.
    • Then you remove the pan from the oven, add a chocolate kiss to each cookie, and return the sheet pan to the oven to finish baking.
  • The peanut blossom cookies should crack as you push the Hershey kiss down into the cookie. 
  • Love peanut butter cookies? Try our Sea Salted Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chunks!

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg