Why are peanut butter & chocolate such an amazing combination!? I mean seriously... who doesn't like PB & chocolate!? Okay okay, everyone except those allergic to peanuts... &&& my brother Jantzen. He hates peanut butter in general. I know, he's not human. Good thing he's pretty cool otherwise. Anyways, am I the only one who is obsessed with PB blossom cookies? They are such a simple little cookie but they are literally divine. Why are they sooo good? I can't ever stop at just one. That's why I had to have an excuse to bake these. I needed to get them out of the house before I consumed every. single. one of them. So I decided to make them for Adam's cast & crew for a little Valentine's treat. Thank goodness I was giving them away because instead of the normal Hershey kiss, I used a Reese's chocolate heart. Goodness gracious guys. I don't know how I didn't eat them all right out of the oven. They were THAT good. If you need an easy last minute V-Day treat, these are for you. Or if you are just craving some delicious cookies. Either way though, you should make these. They'll definitely put a smile on your face!
Peanut Butter Blossoms
makes approximately 48 cookies
2 sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup sugar, for rolling
2 bags Hershey Kisses (you only need ~48), unwrapped
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cream butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Add sugars and cream for 2-3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Stir in vanilla. Add flour, baking soda and salt, just mixing until combined, then add in milk. Cover and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes or up to 2 days.
3. Roll cookies into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Lay on baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake at 375 for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and push Kiss down into the middle of each cookie. Return to oven and bake for 2 1/2 more minutes. Remove and let cool completely.