Saturday, December 12, 2015

Peanut Butter Blossoms


I signed up for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap this year and originally made these peanut butter blossoms to send out. Being my first time participating I wanted to do my best. The day I baked; the temperature was in the high 70’s. Extra cookies were made for family and friends. I spent hours working on them. This was a recipe that my sister always used and it is from the Nestle Toll House website. Always one of my favorites around the holidays.

Anyway, I let them cool completely. The next step was to package them up carefully and ship to 3 different destinations. But before this could happen; I noticed that they were melting and not just a little bit. I knew I had to come up with a different plan. So my husband took them all to work the next day and shared them with his co-workers. I will post about the cookies I did end up making on the 16th of this month like everyone else. Happy Holidays!

Ingredients:

1 12-ounce bag Hersey milk chocolate kisses
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 stick butter softened
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 - 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1 cup granulated sugar (to roll cookies in)

To prepare:

Preheat oven to 375F, prepare large baking sheet using parchment paper or siltpat. Have foil removed from kisses to add to the middle of the cookies after removing from oven.

Blend peanut butter, brown sugar, butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, about 2 minutes. Add in egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Add flour and baking soda and mix until just combined. If batter is too thick add in milk 1 tablespoon at a time( In case mixture is not too crumbly).

Shape into 1 inch balls. Pour sugar on a flat plate and gently roll shaped dough pieces and place on baking sheets. Using the back of a small spoon make a small round indent in the top of each cookies.


Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned around the edges. Immediately add chocolate kisses by placing in the middle of cookie and press gently down. Edges will crack. Cool on cookies sheet another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to wire rack and let cool completely.

Should make approx. 36 cookies.


P.S. The next day, I discovered this website on-line, "The Strength Behind The Strong" founded by Christine Hofmann-Bourque. Christine's husband, 3 brother's and sister-in-law are all is in the service so she has plenty of practise shipping cookies. She recommends inverting the kisses upside down and has great success shipping them this way.

This recipe has been slightly adapted from Nestle's Toll House Website, for original recipe click here.
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Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

45 comments:

  1. Just wooooooooow. Looks so tempting dear..I have never made anything using with peanut butter...

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    1. Peanut butter and chocolate is one of my favorite combos.

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  2. They look so tempting with the combo of chocolate and peanut butter!

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    1. Hi Angie, choclate and peanut butter are one of my favorite combos that's why my husband had to take them to work.

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  3. I love those those Cheri. I made chocolate thumbprints with a white and striped kiss in the middle. They look so festive and are delicious. Must try yours.

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    1. Hi Suzanne, such a great idea, they are beautiful. Happy Holidays!!

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  4. PB / Almond Butter Kiss Blossoms are the best!!! Thank you Cheri for the link with tips to shipping. Happy Holidays =)

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  5. So glad you could still share them, and what a useful website for shipping advice :)

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    1. Thank Tandy, yes, she sure has some great ideas.

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  6. Hi Cheri, wow ! Packed and ship these lovely cookies ^-^! Blessing to those recipients and happy holiday to you too !

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  7. These look delicious. Your husband's coworkers are lucky! D

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  8. And they're so cute, too. Living in Florida, I can't ship anything chocolate, nor can I order anything chocolate! It sits out in the hot UPS truck!

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    1. Thanks Barbara, I should have thought things out a little better.

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  9. These are an all-time favorite! Too bad about not being able to ship them but I'm sure you came up with something wonderful :)

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    1. Thanks Susan, you are always so positive, appreciate it.

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  10. They look delicious, I love peanut butter blossoms. Sorry to hear that they were melting and you could not ship them out, after all that work.

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    1. Thanks Dawn, at least my husband took them to work so I could not eat them all.

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  11. These are such a wonderful cookie and I am sure your husband's co workers were quite happy to have them. Can't wait to see what you baked up next!

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  12. These look incredible, but then anything with peanut butter in looks good to me!

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    1. Thanks Dannii, I'm a big fan of peanut butter too!

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  13. One of my absolute favorite cookie recipes. Mine is a little different but who can complain about chocolate and peanut butter. Shipping cookies is a tough one - can't wait to see what you made!

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    1. Thanks Tricia, I guess I didn't think it all the way through the first time.

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  14. The kids are going to go nuts for this special treat. Chocolate and peanut butter rock! Happy Holidays to you, Cheri:)

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    1. Thanks Tricia, Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  15. This looks superb. A perfect recipe for every occasion. Love these cookies dear. A perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Yum Yum :)

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    1. Thanks Ritu! It's one of my favorite combos too!

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  16. Now this is my kind of cookie and what a treat to get these as a gift.

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  17. These cookies are always a winner. Sorry they didn't work for your cookie exchange, so frustrating when stuff like that happens.

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    1. Thanks Chris, I should of thought everything out a little better.

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  18. These are some of my favorite cookies ever, especially for this time of year! Glad you found a helpful tip for shipping them next time.:)

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    1. Thanks Marcelle, yes she has some very creative shipping tricks.

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  19. That's too bad that they melted! These are one of my husbands' favorite cookie recipes!

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    1. Thanks Phi, they are one of my favorites too!

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  20. Love this recipe.. one word only- awesome

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  21. We love peanut butter combined with chocolate. Thanks for the shipping tip, Cheri. I send treats to my Chicago family often and I'll follow this advice. Sorry to read about the melt down. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you all.

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  22. The post is so amazing! Thank you for sharing:)

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  23. One of my childhood favorites! Although my mother called the peanut butter thimbles... Are you already for the holiday?

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