Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Peanut Butter Blossoms

It feels like Christmas when the house is decorated and Christmas cookies have been baked. I rarely ever bake for Christmas. I just don't have the time to be baking with working full time and all the demands at Christmas time. This year I have had some time off because of health issues, so I decided it was time to do some Christmas baking. I forgot how yummy these cookies are until my cousin Laura made them for Thanksgiving. 

source: Betty Crocker


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder

Additional granulated sugar (about 2 tablespoons)

About 7 dozen kisses milk chocolates


  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in additional granulated sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate candy in center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.