Monday, January 7, 2013

Peanut Blossom Cookies

Two days in a row of sweets... Hope you don't mind!!

These are some of my favorite cookies - love peanut butter and chocolate!!
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Peanut Blossom Cookies
from joyofbaking

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup (185 grams) peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1/3 cup (70 grams) light brown sugar
1/3 cup (65 grams) granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Coating (optional):
1/3 cup (65 grams) granulated white sugar
48 Chocolate Kisses, unwrapped

Line three baking sheets with parchment paper.
In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the butter until creamy and smooth. Add the peanut butter and sugars and beat until light and fluffy (about 2 - 3 minutes). Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine. Beat in the milk. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the peanut butter mixture and beat until incorporated. Cover and chill the batter for about an hour, or until firm enough to roll into balls.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven.
Roll the batter into 1 inch (2.5) round balls. Place the granulated white sugar in a shallow bowl and roll each ball in the sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart.
Bake the cookies for about 8 - 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned. Immediately upon removing the cookies from the oven, place a unwrapped Chocolate Kiss into the center of each cookie, pressing down gently until the cookie just starts to crack. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.




Susan Beth said...

I'm gaining weight back just looking at the photos - no way I can read the recipe! Hope you enjoyed them, and the photography is wonderful!

My 365 Project said...

Yummy! My favorite shot is the 3rd one.

Nicki said...

These look beyond delicious. I patted myself on the back for avoiding these during Christmas - but now I'm craving 'em. Celine - you're killing my diet! (kidding, sorta!). Great shots - fantastic DOF.