For our family, it doesn’t feel like Christmas unless we’ve made Peanut Butter Blossoms. This recipe is Eric’s favorite childhood cookie. His mom makes Peanut Butter Blossoms and White Trash every year for Christmas. There’s something so nostalgic about classic recipes that can’t go wrong.
I love bringing traditions to life for Leyton and Finn at Christmas that reminds us of year’s past. Such a treat to relive treasured family memories! The boys and I really enjoy making Peanut Butter Blossoms together and listening to Christmas music to set the mood for a fun night.
My favorite time to enjoy these peanut butter cookies is right out of the oven and as soon as I’ve pressed a Kiss into them when the chocolate is melty. It is pretty hard to beat with a nice cold glass of milk. I also love admiring the crackly finish on the tops of these pretty cookies! I used Peanut Butter and Company’s Smooth Operator in these cookies so at least one ingredient had a healthy slant. 😉
Peanut Butter Blossom Recipe:
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup peanut butter (I used PB & CO all natural)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup white sugar for decoration
- 2 (9 ounce) bags milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. (I used coconut oil spray.)
- In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar until smooth.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, and stir in the milk and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended.
- Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in remaining white sugar.
- Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 10 to12 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Remove from oven, and immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie.
- Allow to cool completely; the kiss will harden as it cools.
My personal favorite Christmas cookies are the powdered sugar covered Italian Wedding Cookies. What’s your favorite Christmas cookie?