Peanut Butter Blossoms

blossoms

  • 2 Milk Chocolate Bars (Can use chocolate squares, circles, stars, or Hershey kisses.)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (1/3 C. Separated)
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 375°F. 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. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll into extra sugar… place onto a greased baking sheet or with a silpat. Bake 8 minutes. Immediately press a  piece  of chocolate into center of each. Bake 2 more minutes.

Cool completely. Makes about 30 cookies.

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