Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Peanut Butter Blossoms
I mentioned a couple posts back that I bought this great magazine filled with yummy cookie recipes. Well, I'm slowly making my way through them. Today's cookie caught my eye cause they're topped with my husband's favourite chocolates. So I made them foolishly thinking he'd give them a try. Nope. He did however eat a few handfuls of the leftover chocolates. What a trooper.
He doesn't know what he's missing though. These tender little peanut butter cookies, rolled in sugar, and topped with a Rosebud™ are totally poppable and incredibly yummy! Perfect for your upcoming Christmas Cookie exchange or just for snacking on with your hot chocolate while you watch The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (my fave!) with the kids.
Peanut Butter Blossoms taken from Better Home and Gardens 2009 100 Best Cookies
1/2 c. crisco shortening
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. sugar
Rosebuds™ or Kisses™
1. Put shortening and peanut butter in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until combined.
2. Add the 1/2 c. sugar, the brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
3. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Add the flour slowly while mixing. If necessary switch to a wooden spoon to complete the mixing.
4. Roll the dough into 1" balls and roll in the 1/4 c. sugar to coat.
5. Place balls on an ungreased cookie sheet 2" apart and bake in a preheated 350˚F oven for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms and sides are lightly browned.
6. Immediately press a chocolate into the centre of each cookie. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Tip: Have a couple of cookies before they've cooled, they're chewy and warm and the chocolate is all melty. Heaven!