Friday, December 03, 2010

my one weakness.....

Chocolate and peanut butter.  It really is  weakness of mine! Lately I have been watching this BBC show called Lark Rise to Candlewood. A series my family got me started on,  it is really good anyone else heard of it??  I am alone?    Anyways this postmistress lady in the show says after every pleasure she indulges in says, "This is my one weakness".  It is an excuse to indulge. I feel the same way so often....  If only peanut butter and chocolate were my only weakness, but they are a huge one for me and these are some of my favorites!!!!!
  I have been making these for years maybe a decade. I always experiment with different variations on the dough.  These seem to be my favorite.

Peanut Butter Blossoms
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Granulated sugar for rolling
Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss’s
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Beat peanut butter and butter until well mixed, then beat in the two sugars until light. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together, then add in 3 batches to the peanut butter mixture, beating well between additions.
3. Roll dough into 1/2 inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for about 7 minutes and remove from oven.
4. Immediately press a Hershey’s Kiss into the center of each cookie. Let cookies cool a minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
The cookies will keep for several days at room temperature in an airtight container.

Recipe adapted from The Comfort of Cooking


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed these, Nicole! Your cookies look wonderful and perfect for the holidays. Thanks for stopping by, and keep up the delicious posts!

  2. Nicole, I LOVE these cookies too. Here is my recipe. I think it's the best one out there and it only has 4 ingredients, plus the kisses.

    Hershey Kiss Cookies
    1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
    ¾ cup Peanut Butter
    2 cups Bisquick Baking Mix
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 bag Hershey Kisses
    Cream the condensed milk and peanut butter. Then add the Bisquick and vanilla. Mix until combined. Form dough into small balls, about the size of a large olive. Roll dough in a bowl of granulated sugar to coat the whole ball. Then place on baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 6 minutes. Then pull out of oven and press a Hershey Kiss in the top of each cookie. Return to oven for 1 more minute and no longer! Cool on pan for about 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack . Will take a couple hours for kisses to totally cool off and set up again.
    *Tip: Unwrap all of your Hershey Kisses before you put any cookies in the oven. You have to have them all unwrapped and ready to quickly press into the cookies after the 6 minutes

  3. Carrie, those sound wonderful I have never tried them that way before. I will try it soon. I should trust you, you're the cookie queen~!

  4. I am so glad you like Lark Rise. I knew you would love it! I too have many one weaknesses! The cookies look delicious!

  5. hi there
    Glad you like Larkrise, Series 2 is good too, although Dawn French is not in it.. I love her saying too, so sweet.
    These cookies look amazing although I can't get Kisses here in Spain, so will have to find a way to substitute..

  6. You can never go wrong with peanut butter blossoms.

  7. I love anything with PB and Chocolate! Best combo ever!!


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