Peanut Butter Blossoms

It’s Christmas time, which means the cookie possibilities are endless. I’ve spent the day baking up a storm so that the fine people of Southern Connecticut will have a delicious selection of holiday cookies to choose from. These Peanut Butter Blossoms are a classic that I always remember from growing up. I could do an entire months blog just on cookies topped with all of the different Hershey’s kisses, but these are hands down my favorite.


  • 48  HERSHEY’S KISSES  Milk Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup creamyreamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1  egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  Granulated sugar for rolling

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat shortening and peanut buter until creamy. Add in sugars and beat until well incorporated. Add egg, milk and vanilla until mixed.


Step 2: Mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and add into the wet mixture.

Step 4: Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place on a parchment or sil-pat lined baking sheet. Don’t press them down before baking.


Step 5: Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, immediately gently press a Hershey’s kiss into the center of each cookie. The cookie will slightly crack around the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to allow it to cool completely.



A major highlight from this week? The world did not end. Which means, more cookies! It also means that I was featured in this week’s bi-weekly video newsletter at work where the segment was about “end of the world cookies.” I showed Graham how to make Funfetti cookies since they only take 30 minutes to make end-to-end and would be perfect in an apocolypse situation.

Graham really ate an obscene amount of the raw dough.

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Toasting eachother with Funfetti cookies.

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So when I get famous for my cookies, I’m sure this video will resurface as part of my E! True Hollywood Story: The Salted Cookie. That’s all for this post today. I have a few more holiday cookie posts coming this week. Happy eve of Christmas Eve!