December 19, 2008

Peanut Blossoms

Today we're having our annual christmas party at Andy's mom's house, and it wouldn't be complete without these babies.  They are my favorite all time holiday cookie, and I think Andy's, too.  Delicious peanut butter cookie with a huge Hershey's Kiss on top - it really can't get better than this.  Plus, they're super easy to make.

What's in it
3 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
dash of salt

1 C butter
1 C peanut butter
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar

2 eggs
4 Tbls milk
1 tsp vanilla
Hershey's Kiss (unwrapped)

How it's done
Pre heat the oven to  375.

Sift together flour, soda, salt.  Set aside.

Cream together butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar.  Add eggs, milk and vanilla, and beat well.  Blend in dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.  

Roll into balls (maybe a Tablespoon or two), then roll in sugar, and set on ungreased baking sheet.  Put in the freezer for a few minutes before baking in the oven.  Bake for 8 minutes, then remove and put a Kiss on top of each one, pressing it down into the ball.  Bake for 2-5 minutes more.

Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.


  1. Jeanne Foreman used to make these as part of her holiday cookie assortments and they were always my favorite cookie, too! Her fudge was even better, though. I think I'll try to make that sometime.

    I just went to a cookie party and we were trying to come up with the name of these cookies, but we couldn't think of it. Is peanut blossoms official, or just what you call them?

  2. They're called peanut blossoms on my recipe card, that my mom wrote up a long time ago. It's a recipe from the 60's. I'll check to see the name in Andy's mom's recipe book, to see what they call them....

    I've eaten about 50 in the last few days. I'm becoming a peanut blossom myself.


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