The Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge: Day 6

Fabulous Holiday Blog Challenge
Day 6
Christmas Dessert/Treat Recipe

One of my absolute favorite Christmas Cookies are the Peanut Butter Hershey Kiss ones! I first had
them when I was really little and we were visiting my dad's parents in Pennsylvania - I was drawn to them because of the Hershey Kiss on top.

Sure, you can buy an easy kit at Sam's Club or Walmart, but I use my mom's recipe to make mine =)

Keep in mind, the recipe I'm about to post makes 48 cookies, so unless you're sharing them or want a big butt for the holidays, I suggest maybe cutting the ingredients in half.

What you need:
  • 1.5 cups of flour
  • 1/3 cup of gran. sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 3/4 creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Package of Hershey Kisses

What to do:
  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt in a smaller bowl
  2. In a separate bowl, mix shortening and peanut butter, then add both sugars and beat til fluffy. Then add the egg, milk and vanilla
  3. Add flour in 1/2 cup increments, beating after each addition
  4. Batter will become stiff
  5. Place batter on plate, divide into 4 parts then divide those 4 parts into another 4 parts. Make 3 balls from each little section
  6. Place balls on cookie sheet (you should be able to get 24 per sheet)
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes until lightly brown
  8. Immediately press Hershey Kiss into center of cookie
  9. With a spatula, place cookies on cooling rack
Just make sure that when serving these you don't give to anyone with a peanut butter allergy, as you can't really tell they're made with peanut butter until you bite in!

Hubby doesn't like peanut butter so I'm glad Jay does as I'm sure he'll enjoy these as like I do! He's a little too young to help me bake Christmas cookies this year, but hopefully next year he can at least help me mix/beat stuff and do frosting and sprinkles!

I'm excited to bake Christmas cookies this year, as I didn't last year due to being pregnant and having gestational diabetes, restricting me from eating the majority of the holiday goodies! And of course you can't bake Christmas cookies and NOT eat them, so I figured I'd be good and just not bake any last year... but you can beat I am this year!

In addition to these, I'll also be making holiday shaped sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles as well as gingerbread cookies (which I skimped on this year and bought a Betty Crocker mix as last time I did it from scratch they were waaaay too thick and kept falling apart!). There's also a yummy coconut cookie bar recipe I have, and the 1st year I made them they turned out perfect, but the last time I made them... they didn't turn out right at all so I think I'll let my mom make those!


What's your thoughts?