Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

These are the wonderful little cookies my mom would make every year and then I would know it was Christmas.  I can't wait to make these this weekend.  I am very excited!!  We are supposed to get some snow and I can't wait to bake.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar for decoration
  • 2 (9 ounce) bags milk chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped
Today's cookie recipe has been in my family since I was very little.  My mom has made these cookies each and every Christmas since I can remember.  This cookie is that one cookie that makes me think Christmas.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and 1 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, and stir in the milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in remaining white sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from oven, and immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie. Allow to cool completely; the kiss will harden as it cools.


  1. These cookies are a standard for me too - I make them every year! Have fun with your baking!

  2. Mmmm. Love them. had to use hershey's kisses once instead of brach's stars.