Saturday, August 8, 2009

Alison's Favorite Cookies (Peanut Blossoms)

48 Hershey kisses, unwrapped
1/2 c butter-flavored shortening
3/4 c creamy peanut butter
1/3 c granulated sugar
1/3 c packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
granulated sugar for rolling

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl til well blended. Add white sugar and brown sugar and beat til fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Add flour, salt and soda to peanut butter mixture. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 1o minutes. Remove from oven and immediately place hershey kiss into center of cookie and press down til edges start to crack. Remove cookies to wire rack and cool completely. Serve to your daughter-in-law at Christmas and she will LOVE you!`

(Alison is my daughter-in-law...I LOVE this girl!!)

Yields: 4 dozen


  1. You'll name a dish after your daughter-in-law, but not your flesh-and-blood offspring. What's the world coming to?

    Possible ideas:

    1. Josh's Lemon Curd for a Better Tomorrow

    2. Josh's Puff Pastries and the End of the World

    3. The World According to Josh's Shrimp Gumbo

    4. Cajun Sensation, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Josh's Crayfish

    5. Rumble in the Deep: Josh's Two-Ton Bean Burrito

    Think about it. Embrace it. If the world is an oyster, then claim these pearls before the red tide does.

  2. LOL....I LOVE YOU JOSH!!!! I'm thinking idea #5 is the way to go....hahahaha....

  3. Cristi - you should not be sharing this recipe with me!! You know how many of your cookies I eat at Christmas - I don't think my body can handle this year round... :)

  4. Well, I could tell you to freeze them...but they're good frozen, too! :) :)