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Growing up, there were few foods my brother and I could agree on. Most of the time if he loved it, I hated it and if I loved it, he hated it. Imagine the joy for my mother cooking meals with two kids who could never agree on any food… I am so grateful that my girls pretty much love the same foods.
She would make up a big batch and put them in cookie tins. It was like we have radar for those cookies. Most of the Christmas Cookies would last for a couple weeks. The peanut blossoms…two days, tops. I think we were both so afraid if we didn’t eat as many as possible as quickly as possible…the other would get them all first. Even to this day, as soon as my mom starts baking cookies, you will see one or both of us digging through the layers of the cookie tins searching for the Peanut Blossoms…especially those with the peanut butter cup centers!!! Here is the easy peasy, super yummy recipe…1 3/4 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c butter flavored shortening
1/2 c. peanut butter
2 T. milk
1 t. vanilla
about 48 milk chocolate kisses or miniature peanut butter cups
Pre-heat oven to 375. In large bowl combine flour, 1/2 c sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, shortening, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and egg. Blend at low speed until dough stiffens. Roll into 1-inch balls, roll in sugar. Place on un-greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden brown. While still hot,press a candy into the center of each cookie until it cracks around edge. Allow to cool. (makes 4 dozen)
I hope you enjoy them as much as we do…and SHHH…no one tell my brother I just baked some!!!