Monday, August 18, 2008

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

1/2 C shortening
1/2 C peanut butter
1/2 C granulated sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
1 egg
2 T milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
chocolate kisses
1/4 C granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the shortening and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.

Add the 1/2 C granulated sugar and brown sugar, mixing until combined.

Beat in egg, milk and vanilla until well-mixed.

In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, mixing until thoroughly blended.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in the 1/4 C granulated sugar. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Cool cookies on cookie sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire cooking rack to continue cooling. Chocolate will firm as the cookies cool, but will remain soft.

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