peanut blossoms  

“This is an old recipe that is still popular just the way it was even though it has gone through many variations over the years.  Every once in a while someone remembers them and wants me to make them.  I use all variations of the chocolate kiss, or chocolate eggs.  Not a bad calorie count with one cookie being 79 calories or 2 Weight Watcher points.  Enjoy!”

Servings: 42         Baking Time:  10 minutes


1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 -3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar, toroll balls in

42 chocolate kisses


1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Grease or spray cookie sheets.

3. In a large bowl, cream shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, and the one-half cup sugar.

4. Mix in egg, milk, and vanilla extract until a dough forms.

5. Shape dough into balls, using a tablespoon for each ball.

6. Roll balls in the one-quarter cup of sugar.

7. Place balls two inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.

8. Bake for 10 minutes.

9. Remove from oven and immediately place a chocolate candy kiss in the center of each cookie.

10. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

11. Store cookies in a covered tin on the counter.

Nutritional Information: Peanut Blossoms

Servings Per Recipe: 42

Amount Per Serving: 1

Calories: 79

Calories from Fat: 34

* % Daily Value * * Total Fat 4g 6% * Saturated Fat 1g 4% * Cholesterol 4mg 1% * Sodium 66mg 3% * Total Carbohydrates 10g 3% * Dietary Fiber 0g 1% * Protein 1g 2% * Sugars 6g * Vitamin A 0% * Vitamin C 0% * Calcium 0% * Iron 1% * * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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