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Juliet's Peanut Butter Blossoms

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From the kitchen of Juliet Arielle Guzman

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10-12 minutes
54 cookies
Contains nuts, Fun to make with kids, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
bag chocolate kisses, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. In a large bowl beat shortening and peanut butter within electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.

  3. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla.

  4. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in the 1/4 cup granulated sugar.

  6. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

  7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned.

  8. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the middle of each cookie.

  9. Transfer to wire racks and let cool.


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