Thursday, December 20, 2007

Peanut Butter Blossoms

I know these are a pretty popular recipe, and although my version is a little "less homemade" than the usual, these are my favorite cookie to make every year because people flip out over them. I've made these "the hard" way following a few other recipes- but the end result is just not the same, so I stick with this recipe, my mom passed it along to me from a friend of hers so I am not 100% on the original source. I loved making these with my mom & my sister when I was growing up and will always, ALWAYS make these for the Holidays, because they are so simple and delicious!!

Peanut Butter Blossoms
3/4 C smooth peanut butter
2 C Bisquick baking mix
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
A bag o' Hershey kisses

FIRST: unwrap all the Kisses, pre-heat the oven to 375 and line a cookie sheet with foil (spray with non-stick spray).

I recommend using a stand mixer for these cookies, it is much easier, use the paddle attachment~ In the bowl of an electric stand mixer (or in a large bow using a hand mixer) combine the Bisquick, peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
Pour about 1/3 of a cup of sugar on a plate (I like sprinkling in some colored sugar too). Roll the dough into walnut (or slightly smaller) sized balls and roll in sugar.
Line up on the cookie sheet about 1 inch apart and bake for 6-8 minutes. Do not over bake or they will be dry. The minute you pull them out of the oven, while on the cookie sheet, squish a KISS into each ball. Let cool on the cookie sheet for about 3-5 minutes before moving to wire wracks to cool completely.


Anonymous said...

So cute!! What a great idea to use the sprinkles. They really made them adorable and festive!

MrsPresley said...

how cute! i love the sprinkles, perfect for christmas :)

michelle said...

These will be my last Christmas cookie blog post. :) I LOVE the idea of rolling them in sprinkles... they're gorgeous!

Karen Downing said...

These are the prettiest peanut butter cookies I've ever seen!

Enza said...

Your cookies look fabulous! I almost licked my computer screen!

Eliza said...

i made these last night with dark chocolate kisses and low sugar Jiffy pb, they were amazing!! thanks Bethunia you ROCK!!