Peanut Butter Blossoms

 Peanut butter blossoms are one of my all time favorites.  The kids school has a serious policy of no-nuts so it isn't a cookie that I usually keep hanging around.  But, what else was I going to do during a snow storm?

2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup chunky peanut butter (you can use smooth but I like the chunky)
1 cup sugar (plus extra for dipping)
1 cup light brown sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. milk ( yes )
60 unwrapped chocolate kisses

Preheat oven to 375.

Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together – set aside.  Using a mix master, mix together the butter, and both sugars and peanut butter until completely combined.  Let it go for at least a few minutes.  Add the eggs, vanilla and milk, mix again.  Add the flour over 3 times, mixing each time until combined. 

In your hand, create one inch circumference ball, dip it in sugar and coat and then put on a parchment covered baking sheet.  Bake for about 6-8 minutes until they are just golden.  Take them out, put the chocolate kiss in the center, and then put the cookies back in the oven for about 1 minute, not much more. 

Take out, cool.  Delicious!

Comments (Archived):

  1. JPersch

    This cookie has made my life as a diabetic very hard. It is my all time favorite cookie at Christmas time. I do have to say that my favorite cookie of all time though is the recipe for oatmeal raisen cookies on the back of the Quaker Oats lid. (I swap the the raisens with butterscotch morsels) mmmmmm to the grocery store for ingredients I go!

  2. kenberger

    ok, I am drooling now. We are looking for recipes to cook over the holiday week and this is soooo gonna be 1 of them. Not traveling over the holidays for the first time *ever* (since my Argentina trip is in a few weeks), so our plan is to cook a bit, cozy up on movies (via Boxee, of course).Btw: some top programmers I’ve known take a liking to cooking, comparing the recipe orientation of it to coding, some even go into an object oriented discussion…

    1. Gotham Gal

      Sounds like a very relaxing vaca. Enjoy.joanne [email protected]

        1. Gotham Gal

          Very nice.

  3. skysurfer172

    Ohhhh boy, these look awesome. I’m trying the recipe tonight!Baking cookies during a snowstorm = brilliant idea. Can you be my Mom? 😉

    1. Gotham Gal

      HA! That gave me a good chuckle this morning.