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Peanut Blossoms

Makes about 70 cookies

Prep and Cook Time: about 35 minutes. Notes: These kid-pleasing, chocolate kiss-topped peanut butter cookies can be stored airtight for up to 2 days.

 1/2 cup (1/4 lb.) butter, at room temperature
 3/4 cup granulated sugar
 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
 1/4 cup peanut butter
 1 large egg
 1 teaspoon vanilla
 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
 1 teaspoon baking soda
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 12 ounces chocolate candy kisses (about 70)
Step 1

In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and the brown sugar and peanut butter until very smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

Step 2

In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir or beat into butter mixture until well blended.

Step 3

Put remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, then roll in sugar to coat. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on buttered or cooking parchment- lined 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

Step 4

Bake cookies in a 350° oven until slightly darker brown, 8 to 10 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking. Press a chocolate candy kiss into the center of each cookie (dough may crack). Continue to bake until chocolate is shiny and soft, about 3 minutes longer.

Step 5

Using a wide spatula, transfer the cookies to racks to cool completely.

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes about 70 cookies

Amount Per Serving
Calories 70Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.5g6%

Saturated Fat 1.8g9%
Cholesterol 7.9mg3%
Sodium 59mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 8.8g3%

Dietary Fiber 0.1g1%
Protein 1g2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.