Peanut Blossoms

Peanut Blossoms

1 3/4 C. Pillsbury all-purpose or unbleached flour

1/2 C. sugar

1/2 C. firmly packed brown sugar

1 t. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

1/2 C. shortening

1/2 C. peanut butter

2 T. milk

1 t. vanilla

1 egg


48 Kisses milk chocolates, unwrapped

Heat oven to 375° F. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, shortening, peanut butter, milk, vanilla and egg; mix at low speed until stiff dough forms. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375 F for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately top each cookie with 1 milk chocolate candy, pressing down firmly so cookie cracks around edge; remove from cookie sheets.

Yield: 4 dozen cookies.

Recipe developed by Freda Smith of Gibsonburg, Ohio, for the 9th Pillsbury Bake-Off in 1957.

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