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Peanut Butter Blossoms

 Peanut Butter Blossoms
Better watch out! These peanut butter cookies topped with dark chocolate candies could be gone before Christmas. —Jeanette Meidal, Savage, Minnesota
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Quick Cookie Mix
  • Red and green colored sugar
  • 36 Hershey's Kisses of your choice


  • In a small bowl, cream the brown sugar, peanut butter and shortening
  • until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add
  • cookie mix and mix well.
  • Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Roll in colored sugar.
  • Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for
  • 8-10 minutes or until surface cracks. Immediately press a chocolate
  • kiss into the center of each cookie. Cool for 5 minutes before
  • removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.
  • Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 128 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 93 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.