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PEANUT BUTTER WEEK: PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS

Peanut butter is one of those versatile ingredients that can make both sweet and savory dishes taste all the better. This week, we'll share recipes that deliciously incorporate peanut butter. Today's comes from hersheys.com.



INGREDIENTS

48 Hershey's milk chocolate Hershey's kisses

1/2 cup shortening

3/4 cup Reese's creamy peanut butter

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Granulated sugar



DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.



Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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