weekends are meant for cooking….and sleeping, having champagne and going on shopping sprees that your mother lectures you on. but mostly, for cooking. do i have time to roast chickens or braise pork on tuesdays? no. does anyone? probably not unless you are the luckiest peep ever. which brings me back to my first point, weekends are for cooking — and in this case, baking. a dear little friend of mine, she’s not literally little like a child, but that was supposed to be an endearing way to describe her. anyways, said friend sent me a picture of her making these cookies way back in my beloved cleveland, i died and went to photo heaven and needed to have these like yesterday. i immediately stopped in my tracks (actually, at the time i was ice skating, so really i stopped mid glide) and decided we would be going to the store for blossom ingredients. i must say, for not being an avid baker, these are pretty fab. and simple to make, which makes them all the more yummy in your tummy. so now…as we are nearing the weekend, please get your pantry ready to take one of the worlds finest flavor combos (PB & chocolate) and make them into these little guys to take to your annual cookie exchange, because i know you are going to one. i just know it.
peanut butter blossoms
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- a little additional granulated sugar
- hershey’s kisses (about 36), whatever type you like!
turn your oven on to 375 degrees (that was tough). in a large pretty bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, peanut butta, butter and egg with an electric mixer. if you do not have a mixer, use a spoon and get buff. mix until smooth and well blended. next, mix in baking powder, baking soda and flour. do the flour 1/2 cup at a time to make sure it is getting well mixed.
now the fun part! form dough into 1-inch balls and roll around in the additional granulated sugar. on ungreased cookie sheet, place peanut butta balls about 2 inches apart.
bake for about 8-10 minutes, until edges are a light golden brown. immediately press kisses into the center and remove from cookie sheet onto cooling rack.
now eat them all. the end.