Peanut Blossom Cookies


It doesn’t have to be difficult, does it? These cookies are the epitome of what this blog is about. They are simple, they are delicious, and they make the house smell like happy memories. These cookies stay delicious for days, but there is a window of heavenly, warm, melty chocolatey-ness that lasts for about 4 hours after they come out of the oven. The chocolate kisses hold their cute little shape, but when you bite into the cookie, it’s like beautifully smooth chocolate frosting melting on your tongue. You might have to close your eyes and sigh to fully appreciate it.
One of my girlfriends brought these over after our last baby was born, and I promptly sat down and popped roughly eight of them into my post-baby mouth in one sitting. In her house, they are a Christmas tradition – but I think you’ll be like me – unable to isolate them to holidays. These are the kind of cookies your kids cheer about when they see them sitting on the counter waiting for them after school – and the kind that make your not-so-sweet-tooth husband ooh and ahhh. . . even though he doesn’t really like sweets so much. Or does he??

Recipe

    Peanut Blossom Cookies

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
48 milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped

Heat oven to 375°F. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla and salt; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking soda. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. (If dough is too soft, refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes.) Roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until very lightly golden brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate kiss in center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks.

Calories: 100Fat: 5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 12gDietary Fiber: 0gProtein: 2g

Source: Land O’ Lakes

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