Friday, December 4, 2009

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

For the Cookie
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoons salt

For the Coating
1/3 cup sugar

For the Garnish
48 kisses(unwrapped)

  1. Cream the butter. Add the peanut butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, beat until combined. Then add in the milk and beat until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the sugar mixture to the flour mixture and mix until well combined. Cover and chill the batter for about 1 hour.
  3. Move the oven racks to the center of your oven and preheat you oven to 375°. Line a couple of cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Roll the batter into 1 inch balls and coat with sugar. Place each ball of dough on your prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Immediately upon removing from the oven, place an unwrapped kiss in the center of each cookie and press down.
  7. Allow to cool on a wire rack and enjoy your holiday baking.

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