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Peanut Blossoms – Peanut butter Cookies with a Hershey’s Kiss in the Center

Prep Time: approximately 15 minutes. Bake Time: approximately 8 minutes.



  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add sugars; beat until fluffy.
  3. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Immediately press a chocolate piece into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.
  8. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  9. Cool completely.

About 4 dozen cookies.