Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Cookie Tag: Hershey Kiss Peanut Butter Blossoms

I'm so excited to share with you my first post in the Christmas Cookie Tag series! These peanut butter blossoms are definitely my all-time favorite cookies to bake during the holidays for several reasons, the main one being nostalgia. Growing up, I would bake these cookies with my mom each year and I always looked forward to it. The whole process was fun, from unwrapping each kiss to rolling the dough and covering it with sugar and finally topping each cookie fresh from the oven with a single kiss.


Hershey Kiss Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
Recipe from Hershey's
Makes up to 48 cookies

Ingredients:
24-48 Hershey kiss chocolates (I made my cookies big so I only used about 24 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 T milk
1 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
Additional granulated sugar in a bowl

Directions:
1) Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat shortening and peanut butter in a large bowl until blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar, beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
2) Roll dough between your hands to shape into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in granulated sugar, then place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (do not flatten the cookies).
3) Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate kiss candy into the center of each cookie (the cookies will crack around the edges). Remove to wire rack to cool completely.



Once the cookies cool, the kisses are still a bit melted so when you get to the center of each cookie it is heaven. The combination of slightly melted chocolate with the warm crinkly peanut butter cookie is just out of this world. If you've never tried these and you like peanut butter and chocolate, do yourself a favor and bake up a batch tonight. You won't be disappointed!

If you'll remember, the fun of this series is that each blogger gets to tag the next person to post her recipe. So my job is to tag Daisy from Maple Hill 101 for her cookie recipe on Thursday. Daisy, you're it!

~Tammy

Shared with Holiday Cookie Hop, Fill the Cookie JarDown Home Blog Hop 

42 comments:

  1. These are my favorite cookies of all time. My mom makes the best ones ever :)

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  2. Oh I love these cookies too! What's better than chocolate and peanut butter?

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  3. Delicious ! I love Christmas cookies.
    Greetings :)

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  4. This sounds very good!! I love Hershey Kisses!!
    Will be trying this one.

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  5. a favorite...thank you for the recipe..my son asked for these this year...grandma bakes them every Christmas, but since her hip surgery...no so sure if any baking will be going on..so I guess it's my turn.

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  6. I've used these kisses on cakes too. They work pretty well on cupcakes—or even inside them. I used to half-fill the muffin tin, then put the kisses in, then finish filling each. The kisses bake inside and you get a surprise when you bite into one fresh from the oven after cooling a bit. It also works well with those small peanut butter cups, which I've put inside peanut butter muffins. The dark chocolate peanut butter cups are the best ones for that as tend to stay together a bit better.

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  7. I've not had these before, but they sound delicious, and it's a nice tradition that you brought from your birth home to your marriage home. That's lovely. :-)

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  8. I remember my mom making these too. The chocolate and the peanut butter combo are classic. Wish I could sit down and sample them with you! Enjoy!

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  9. These are my absolute favorites! All my favorite things in one cookie!

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  10. They look sooooooooo delicious. :) Even more special when memories are attached!!

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  11. This is one of my favorite cookies! Please share this tomorrow at my holiday cookie hop. :-D

    Kathi @ http://www.oakhillhomestead.com

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  12. My daughter just requested these today! Can't wait to follow along on all of the cookie recipes! Can you ever have to many? lol...

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  13. Yum! We make these pretty much every year and they are always a favorite. Yours look declicious my friend and as always, amazing photos! Somebody call Hershey!!!

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  14. These are one of my most favorite kind of holiday cookies! Yours look delish!

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  15. Tammy, these cookies look delicious. The Hershey kisses and peanut butter sounds yummy together!

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  16. Always a favorite at our house! Can't wait to start holiday baking.

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  17. Yummy!! I've made these before and they are always a hit:)

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  18. Tammy ~ These are one of my favorites also! I can remember making these almost as long as cut-outs! Thanks for sharing this, now I will remember to get Kiss's on my shopping list :)

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  19. I love how the cookies look, I use to make cookies similar to this. Thanks for the recipe

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  20. Could be because I'm breastfeeding but I'm thinking the cookies look a lot like nipples! Lol. Very delicious looking chocolate nipples!

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  21. I really like your new photo on the top of the blog, so pretty! The cookies look great too. ;)

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  22. Our family baking day is Saturday and these babies are already on the list. SO yummy and always a fam favorite. Love your new header... You have snow already?!

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  23. OH My! My mouth is watering! Love your blog header <3 xo Karen

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  24. We make these every year too. We all love them. :-) Great photos!

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  25. I make these every year for Austin. They are his favorite! yummy post Tammy

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  26. Yummy!! I think one of the best things about Christmas is the cookies making.. and eating :)

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  27. I am soooooooo sharing these via twitter and pinning these.

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  28. Oh my goodness! I love this cookie tag series. What a fun & yummy idea! :)

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  29. My sister in law makes these every year. I've never made them, but make a similar cookie, but with snickers bite size pieces. I wonder if there are peanut butter kisses? I can see I'll be baking a lot in the next week!

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  30. Love, love peanut butter blossoms!!!

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  31. Oh, yummy, yum, yum, yum!!! Thanks for posting this... I will have to give this recipe a whirl.
    xoxo

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  32. They look so good! I'll have to try source Hershey's Kisses here in Ireland.

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  33. Oh, Tammy, these are such a wonderful classic Christmas cookie, and your recipe sounds delicious! :)

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  34. Peanut butter and chocolate, you just can't get much better than that. Thank you for sharing your recipes at the Holiday Cookie Hop, Tammy. :-)
    Kathi @ http://www.oakhillhomestead.com

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  35. oh, tammy, yummy!
    the cookies look delicious! thanks for sharing this great recipe. i will have to give this a try asap!

    have a great day.

    xoxo

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  36. Those look absolutely delicious!!

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