Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Peanut Blossoms

Almost everyone I know has a version of this cookie recipe!  I don't know where they originated, but whether you call them Peanut Blossoms, Witches' Hats, or something else, they are tasty little treats.  My mother passed this version of the recipe on to me.

Peanut Blossoms
Makes 3 dozen

1-3/4 c flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 c Crisco
1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
Extra sugar for rolling
Hershey Kisses

In a small bowl, whisk the flour through the salt.  In a large bowl, cream the Crisco and peanut butter together.  Gradually add the two sugars and cream well.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.  Blend in the flour mixture and shape into balls by rounded teaspoons.  Roll balls in sugar and bake on parchment covered sheets at 375 for about 10 minutes.  Remove from the oven and top each cookie with an unwrapped Hershey Kiss, pushing down to crack the cookie into a flower shape.  Return to the oven for 2 or 3 more minutes until cookies just begin to brown.

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