Christmas Cookie Favorite // Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Poor Ginger.  She has been neglected this year.  I haven’t done one thing with our little elf this year.   Yesterday, I thought it would be fun if she brought the girls some special bite sized cookies after nap time.  These are my FAVORITE cookies of all time – so easy, simple, and yummy.  It took me a whole day to bake one batch of cookies, but they did get baked…and they are pretty tasty.  I had to pack them all up and give them away, because I have no self control around these cookies.  This recipe makes about 45 cookies…depending on how much cookie dough you “sample”.  🙂

2 sticks (one cup) of butter, softened
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 cup sugar for rolling
Hershey kisses, unwrapped (reese’s cups work well too!)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Cream the butter and peanut butter together until smooth.  Add the sugars and mix for 2-3 minutes.  Add the eggs, one at a time until creamy.  Stir in the vanilla.  Add the flour, baking soda and salt, and mix until just combined.  Add in the milk.  Cover and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes

Roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls and then roll in the sugar.  Place on the baking sheet about 1 inch apart.  Bake at 375 for 5 minutes.  Remove from the oven and push a kiss down into the middle.  Return to the oven and bake for 3 more minutes.  Remove and allow to cool completely.



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