Cookies with Candy Cane Flair
I can’t resist these striped candy cane Hershey’s kisses. They’re perfect for Christmas-themed peanut butter blossoms. And since we like to eat a lot of cookies around here, we made a double batch and included regular kisses, too — because that’s the kind of cookie monsters we are.
Striped Peanut Butter Blossoms
48 Hershey’s hugs, kisses, stripers or several of each!
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions: Heat oven to 375. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well-blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.
In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned
Immediately press a chocolate kiss into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Yield: about 4 dozen cookies.